Ensure 'Make Hidden Markup Visible' is set to Enabled


Checks/unchecks the corresponding UI option. The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled. Users may leave sensitive information in a Word document and distribute it outside of their trusted circle without realizing that this information is still present in the document.


To implement the recommended configuration state, set the following Group Policy setting to Enabled. User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Word 2013\Word Options\Security\Make Hidden Markup Visible Impact: Hidden markup includes revision marks. If a document has a large number of revision marks and comments, it may be difficult to read until those marks are accepted and/or removed. Users will hae to know how to rehide the revisions to read the document easily.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b.

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 59af96712f6470f029c901a8db4bb3d93ea3d5c04334027010351285f13e40f8