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Solved: microsoft word problem i cant fix

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Roisin., Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. Roisin.

    Roisin. Thread Starter

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    everytime i use microsoft word this symbol >¶ appears after every paragraph and a dot (·)appears between each word
    i looked at all the symbols availiable to use and i found it in "special symbols" and is called a paragraph symbol and the dot is called a middle dot and is found in the ordinary symbols menu but i have no idea how to stop it from appearing all the time because it doesnt seem to be an option

    pleasee help =D
    your suggestions would be great (y)
     
  2. Gombot

    Gombot It's My Birthday!

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    Hi Roisen,

    You're seeing the "formatting marks". Depending on your version of word, there should be a button visible on your toolbar with this symbol: ¶ That button toggles the formatting marks off and on.

    You might also try the keyboard shortcut of ctrl+shift+* (asterisk)

    In Word 2007, the formatting marks button is on the Home tab in the Paragraph group. If that doesn't work, click the "Office" button -> "Word Options" ->"Display" and clear the check-boxes of marks you don't want visible.
     
  3. Roisin.

    Roisin. Thread Starter

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    ahh thank you so much!
    that symbol was hidden on the tool bar so i didnt realise it was selected
    fixed it now =D
     
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    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Please click on "Solved" in the upper left.

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