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gollum
 
Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2020 12:57 pm
I am using MS Word and MS Windows 10.

While I was inputting a file I appear to have clicked something inadvertently. Now the file reflects a pilcrow (ΒΆ) symbol.

Between lines there ia square box symbol in the left-most position.

How do I stop them?
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2020 01:24 pm
@gollum,
I don't use MS Word... but I know exactly what that is.

You turned on non-printable characters, so you are seeing the usually invisible characters that mark new paragraphs. To a software engineer, turning on this option is sometimes helpful (these invisible formatting characters can sometimes cause problems with our scripts).

You are looking for an option that says "show non-printable characters" or "show invisible characters". I would look in the preferences menu, or in the view menu.

Edit: I just googled it for you... https://www.teachucomp.com/show-non-printing-characters-in-word-instructions/
gollum
 
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Reply Sat 8 Feb, 2020 01:41 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona-

Thank you!
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