Funny Symbols in MS Word 2007

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  1. wahn

    wahn New Member

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    Greetings!

    I recently accidentally hit some sort of keyboard combination on my Toshiba U400. Now all my MS Word documents (2007) have strange symbols like a mirror image P and lots of dashes and arrows.. How do I get rid of this?

    Many thanks!
    W
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Do you mean these strange ¶ symbols ?
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Most likely you do. Those are your little friends, they show you where your paragraphs end. Follow these steps to turn them off :

    1. Click the office button > word options > on the left side of the dialog box, click display > under always show these formatting marks on the screen, put a check mark next to paragraph marks > make sure that all the other entries in this section are unchecked > click Ok

    2. Click the button with this ¶ sign on the formatting tool bar
     
  4. wahn

    wahn New Member

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    That worked! Thank you very much!
     
  5. cybercore

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    Pleasure to hear, I'm happy it did. :) Did you mean " ¶ " was a mirror image of " P " ? :razz:
     
  6. wahn

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    Yes, I did.
     
  7. cybercore

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    I am not at all knocking it, I just asked to see if I understood the problem correctly. I was somewhat confused and reasoned to myself that if this was about "¶", then they would have probably put it so ("¶"). Yes, it does kind of look like a backwards "P".
     
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    ' Drew '

    this is not to worry, yours was a good comment. :) I really had been a little bit in doubts as to the symbols, but I sure understood your joke. :)
     

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