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StanC

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Hi Guys
Why, in MS WORD, when I want a backslash character I get what looks like a capital letter Y with 2 horizontal lines across it? It only happens in one document.
StanC
 

valis

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in word, under file > options > language, what is it set to?
 

TulsaRose

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You might consider trying this...open Word and look at the compatibility settings.

Go to Tools \ Options \ Compatibility Tab.

If "Convert backslash characters into Yen signs" is selected, deselect it. (Is deselect a word? :))
 

StanC

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With all due respect Valis and TulsaRose:
With the offending WORD document up- I see no menu item called FILE or TOOLS.

BTW - I decided to change font on the entire document (from Garamond to Georgia) and the problem went away !!!
StanC
 

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with word open, click file > options > advanced > scroll all the way to the bottom > layout options. Make sure that that box I highlighted is unchecked.

thanks,

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Stan, glad you found a work-around. The Tools option is usually displayed in the very top toolbar of Word.
 
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