How to show or hide paragraph marks in Word?

Liz at Libro. Louise Harnby Proofreader. Another great post for fearful or new Word users, Liz. What particularly struck me is how useful this is for writers or editors and proofreaders who are formatting for their clients using Word as the basis for epublishing. Yes, indeed, Louise, that is a good use for it. Next time anyone asks me this I can just point them here. Liz Dexter.

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That seems very odd, as you just need to press the button with the paragraph mark on in order for it to disappear. What version of Word are you using, and for PC or Mac? Re the para marks at end of lines etc. I have an iMac and I have this in view all the time, how do I remove them or tap a key to turn them off.

Most of the remarks here are re Word documents. I have looked everywhere for it. Which version of Word are you using? I have a screenshot of it in its place and a link to the article saying how to get the button on the QAT.

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I will add this to the post when I get a moment. Thanks for sharing what worked! We are using Arial Please do you know what is happening to cause this? Would I be better off using Times Roman? Thank you for your question. I am leaving your question live in the comments in case anyone else has the answer this does sometimes happen. I am editing a doc that was sent to me. Any idea how I could get rid of those?

Thank you for sending the screenshot: after you pressed the Show Paragraph button it gave you lots of odd characters in the middle of words. My suggestions are:.

A Copy the whole text, paste it into a text-only editor like Notepad then copy and paste it back into a new Word document. If your Notepad supports the font, of course. Al DeF bigalrlz. Thanks so much for this, I accidentally turned these on yesterday and it was driving me nuts! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.

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Thanks to Linda for the inspiration and Mac screenshot! Like this: Like Loading Beth Like Like. Liz at Libro July 10, at am Thank you! Liz at Libro July 17, at pm Yes, indeed, Louise, that is a good use for it. Liz at Libro July 17, at pm Yes, indeed, and glad I can give you something to direct people to! Pingback: Section breaks in Word LibroEditing proofreading, editing, writing. Pingback: Find and replace in Word , and 3: finding formatting LibroEditing proofreading, editing, writing.

Microsoft Word on the Mac has a nice feature that lets you show invisible non-printing characters such as returns, tabs, and spaces. Click it to see a larger version!

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Click to enlarge. Click to see the close-up view. Click to see it better. Click the button in the toolbar to show the invisible characters; click the button again to hide them. Definitely click!

This can be very confusing, as one of my customers and I discovered this week. He had every box checked, so nothing was toggled by the toolbar button, and nothing was toggled by Command Your site answered my question in obe minute after spending an entire day yesterday looking for it! Thank you! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. I use AirPods every day and love love love them. Microsoft Word document showing Invisible Characters.

What are these funny symbols? Paragraph marks and other marks in Word for PC and Mac

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