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Old December 10th 08, 08:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Rcdracer
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Default How do i get rid of this weird symbol at the end of each line

It looks like a weird backwards "P" and it only shows up when i hit enter and
instead of there being a space when i hit the space bar it puts a dot.
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Old December 10th 08, 09:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Rcdracer wrote:
It looks like a weird backwards "P" and it only shows up when i hit
enter and instead of there being a space when i hit the space bar it
puts a dot.


I'm fascinated by the number of people who don't associate the symbol on
the document (which is a paragraph mark) with the button on the toolbar.
Click that button, which turns the marks on and off. See
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Format...PrintChars.htm to find out what
all the marks are for.

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Old December 10th 08, 11:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
grammatim[_2_]
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But then don't come back complaining that Word keeps printing an extra
page at the end of your document -- by far the most common reason for
that is that a bunch of empty paragraphs have collected at the end of
the document, spilling over onto a new page.

It makes sense always to have Paragraph Marks and Tabs showing (you
turn each category on/off in Options, which is in different places in
different versions).

On Dec 10, 4:07*pm, "Jay Freedman" wrote:
Rcdracer wrote:
It looks like a weird backwards "P" and it only shows up when i hit
enter and instead of there being a space when i hit the space bar it
puts a dot.


I'm fascinated by the number of people who don't associate the symbol on
the document (which is a paragraph mark) with the button on the toolbar.
Click that button, which turns the marks on and off. Seehttp://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htmto find out what
all the marks are for.

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Old December 11th 08, 02:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
RobG[_2_]
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On Dec 11, 9:48*am, grammatim wrote:
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It makes sense always to have Paragraph Marks and Tabs showing


I disagree. Turn them on from time to time as required, but editing
or reading with them turned on is a pain. It would be nice if there
was an option to change their colour so they could be change to
something less obtrusive - say to a pale pink or blue (as in WordPro)
- but there isn't.


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Old December 11th 08, 04:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
grammatim[_2_]
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On Dec 10, 9:20*pm, RobG wrote:
On Dec 11, 9:48*am, grammatim wrote:
[...]

It makes sense always to have Paragraph Marks and Tabs showing


I disagree. *Turn them on from time to time as required, but editing
or reading with them turned on is a pain. *It would be nice if there
was an option to change their colour so they could be change to
something less obtrusive - say to a pale pink or blue (as in WordPro)
- but there isn't.


If they're always on, situations where it would be "required" to do so
wouldn't arise.

It's often _very_ important to know whether your indent is a true
paragraph indent or a tab.

A 50% color would indeed be an improvement.
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Old December 11th 08, 04:35 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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In Mac versions they are in fact grey. I agree this would probably be an
improvement (but perhaps even more confusing to users?).

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On Dec 10, 9:20 pm, RobG wrote:
On Dec 11, 9:48 am, grammatim wrote:
[...]

It makes sense always to have Paragraph Marks and Tabs showing


I disagree. Turn them on from time to time as required, but editing
or reading with them turned on is a pain. It would be nice if there
was an option to change their colour so they could be change to
something less obtrusive - say to a pale pink or blue (as in WordPro)
- but there isn't.


If they're always on, situations where it would be "required" to do so
wouldn't arise.

It's often _very_ important to know whether your indent is a true
paragraph indent or a tab.

A 50% color would indeed be an improvement.


 




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