Is it possible to show hidden characters on a Google Doc? If not, how does one request such a feature?


Currently, no. Source.

This seems to be the place to send Google your feedback with regards to Google Drive. Here is a filtered view of the Google Docs help page which you may want to try posting your feedback in as well.

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There is now a way. Show is an extension that displays non-printable characters within a Google Docs document.

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    If you are affiliated with the creator of the extension, you should disclose it. – Vidar S. Ramdal Mar 9 '17 at 12:27
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    What about Sebastien's comment makes you think he's affiliated with the creator??? – bobpaul Feb 19 '18 at 21:20

Found in a more recent forum that there's an add-on called Show that works, so you can see non-printable characters in your Google Doc.

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