How to i remove the pilcrow in word document

October 10, 2011 at 07:40:58
Specs: Linux i686, 3.4ghzdualcore/4gb
I have word 2003 installed and i don't know what i was pressing to activate the pilcrow.

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#1
October 10, 2011 at 08:03:17
Look up in your toobar, perhaps next to the Zoom Percentage dropdown and see if you can find the pilcrow icon (Show/Hide Paragraph Mark).

Click it.

If it's not there, look under the View menu for Show Paragraph Marks, If there's a check mark next to it, the option has been enabled. Click it to un-check it.

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#2
October 10, 2011 at 09:13:33
Sorry none of those things is in his menu. I am not at his place now so can't double check but i did look!

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#3
October 10, 2011 at 09:23:35
The only other suggestion I have is:

Alt v s

which is the shortcut sequence for View...Show Paragraph Marks

Hold the Alt key down and press v then s before you release the Alt key.

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#4
October 10, 2011 at 09:26:22
Thanks the view drop down is there....but not the show paragraph marks....ok will have to do it another night as i am not at his place and he doesn't know about shortcuts...thanks so much!

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#5
October 11, 2011 at 06:59:20
OK sorry none of those things brought a solution. The menu dropped down but it is the same as before without whatever you suggested would appear. Sorry if i am not describing things correctly but i don't know the terminology. I am at the friends place right now and he said that he also somehow got the edit menu to erase the undo thing. It says 'can't undo' and it is greyed out. Where you would normally do 'undo'. I went into some 'customize' area and the tilcrow was there in a 'command' tab' and it said 'show all'. Is that something usable? I have never used that part of office so i don't know whether to mess with it. It seems my friend keeps clicking things without proper knowledge of office. I could do a screen capture but i have all my log in information at home and i don't like to log into my email from a remote computer that has windows as it is so unsafe. I never know if people keep their antivirus protection etc up to date.

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#6
October 11, 2011 at 07:43:30
While in the Customize dialog box, you should be able to click on the Show All icon, drag it to a tool bar and release it.

Then close the dialog box and click on the Paragraph Mark icon which should toggle the paragraph marks on and off.

If it doesn't then the only other thing I can suggest is this:

Perhaps the document itself is corrupt.

- Open a new document.
- Select all of the text in the orginal document except for the last paragraph mark.
- In fact, just to be safe, don't even select the last character in the original document.
- Copy the selected text and paste it into the new document, then type in the last character.

This is commonly known as "to Maggie a document", named after the lady who discovered that a lot of formatting is stored in the last paragraph mark of a document. If the info stored there gets corrupted, the fix is to copy everything except for the last paragraph mark so that the corruption is left behind.

Good luck!

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#7
October 13, 2011 at 05:16:40
Hi thanks we were able to get the pilcrow icon to show in the tootlbar as per your instructions but for some reason when toggled it didn't toggle the pilcrow itself. It got rid of something else i don't remember what it is now. Anyway i reinstalled office...it seemed to be the only solution! Thanks as everything is working well now :0)

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