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Then use a text editor and a mark-up language.  The point about WySiWyG is that you can actually see when a style starts and ends -- but if you have a habit of sometimes applying styles to blankspaces, you won't know whether a leading or trailing blankspace has a style applied to it or not without selecting it and looking at the styles gallery (which should always be visible) -- unless the style coincides with one of the blunderbuss-button styles, in which case the button will be active.

Full word-processor WySiWyG, with all the options you can apply to blocks, is too complicated for a simple tagging solution, so showing all tags (which you can see in plain text by opening a FrameMaker Mif file, for example) can make a single page immensely long, and you'll have to hunt for your text -- which is one of the reasons why WordPerfect and other simple-tagging word processors sadly fell by the wayside; they couldn't add all the features that other word processors could add easily, while maintaining any kind of stability and usability.

I just remoted to one of my machines that has a Framemaker license, and can confirm that the Mif file for a one-page WySiWyG file (which is part of a 19-page document) is 29,712 lines long (and Mif files have only one blank line, with a REM character at position 1).

Even if you strip out all the Mif data that isn't actually used in the file, you're left with a pretty damned huge file, using simple tagging.
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