By default, Notepad++ saves the characters such as tabs,line end CRLF and blank spaces as hidden.

For example, you copied code from UNIX machines, you will get some format and indentation issues.

Solution is to find the hidden characters and remove those characters.

This tutorial shows you how to view hidden characters in Notepad++ It displays following characters

  • Common Control characters such as CR, LF and CRLF
  • Tab
  • Blank space
  • End of line
  • Letter background such as STX,SOH

How to view hidden characters in Notepad++

  • Open the text or code file in a Notepad++
  • Go to View Menu > Select Show Symbol > Select Show All Characters.
  • It displays all hidden characters in the opened file.

Also, There are other options to Show Symbol menu item

  • Show White spaces and TAB
  • Show End of Line
  • Show Indent Guide
  • Show Wrap Symbol

How to remove or hide CRLF characters in Notepad

  • Open the text or code file in a Notepad++
  • Go to View Menu > Select Show Symbol > Uncheck Show End of line.
  • It removes and hide the all characters such as CRLF in the opened file.
  • Uncheck Show All Characters to remove all characters such as tab and CRLF