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Solved: microsoft word (2003) files keep showing this after every line: ¶

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by sadness madness, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. sadness madness

    sadness madness Thread Starter

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    Hi, my problem is that when I was using Microsoft Word 2003, I reduced the font of one of the files I was working on and the entire file just transformed so that:
    after every line, this symbol appears: ¶
    before some lines, this symbol appears: º
    and between words, this symbol appears•

    This actually happened before, but i, ah, don't remember how i got rid of it. I know it's kind of a small problem, but it's really driving me crazy. :(

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. nuaeman

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    This is normal problem. That ever happen to me as well but unfortunately Im also not very sure what I did to remove it. I will try to ask my office mate and get back here if got an answer.
     
  3. dannyn

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    turn off show hide.
    one second ill give you a step by step.
     
  4. dannyn

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    Tools
    Customize
    Show standard and formatting tool bars on two rows (check that)
    Then click ¶ and you should be set.
     
  5. sadness madness

    sadness madness Thread Starter

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    Yay, it's okay now! Thanks a lot! :)
     
  6. dannyn

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    no problem. please mark you own thread solved. thread tools>mark solved.
     
  7. jimr381

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    It is actually a very handy tool. I typically leave mine turned in to see what people have done within the document. Some people do not know about the center tool so they will hit the spacebar 25 time to try and center the text or they will use the tab key multiple times as well.

    For clarification purposes and to show you the value I will explain what the symbols mean.

    ¶ is a paragraph symbols and tells you whenever someone has hit the enter key on the keyboard
    º This typically is shown in-between words. This is what they call a non-breaking space. If you had a name like Bill Lumbergh and did not want it break across separate lines and stay together, then you would use that character in-between the first and last name. To input this you use CTRL+SHIFT+Space Bar
    • This is a normal space, so whenever you hit the spacebar you will see this character

    Finally if you see an arrow that means the person has added a tab character to the document.
     
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