MS Word 2016 - annoying text-line separators displayed

May 20, 2020 at 02:50:32
Specs: Windows 10, 8GB
Hello everyone,
Working with MS Word 2016 is not a pleasue at all since I changed from MS Word 2010.
The reason are the "separating dot-lines displayed (on the screen only) between the text lines"

Imagine: you are creating the New Document with CTRL+N and you see the blank page but in the first line you do not see the cursor at all. Instead there is visible a kind of dot-line frame as if it was a table already inserted having 1 row and 1 wide column.
Pressing ENTER another "table"-like row appears and then another and another...
But I say: it is not the real table - this are just kind of dot-line separators between empty text lines.
It is annoying for me because I'd prefer to see just only the cursor on blank page.

Can anybody give me ultimative help to get rid off of those annoying feature of MS Word?

Thanks a lot in advance!!

Zennon


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#1
May 23, 2020 at 14:32:53
Are you referring to the "Show paragraph" marks?

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#2
May 24, 2020 at 22:35:59
Hi Jennifer,
I'm afraid it is not "Show paragraph" option.

It looks like the picture below:
.......................................................................
abcef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef
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abcef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef
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abcef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef
.......................................................................
abcef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef
.......................................................................

I'd like to remove the horizontal lines which are of course not being printed but are shown on the display.

Thank you in advance!


Zennon


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#3
May 25, 2020 at 00:24:48
I don't know what the cause is, but a few suggestions to
try to puzzle it out.

Does changing the font make a difference?

There are an awful lot of settings in Word, and some are confusing.
Have you gone through all of them (that appear relevant) to try to
find the culprit?

If nobody else knows, take a screenshot of some text in Word and
upload it to a file sharing site such as fileconvoy.com or imgur.com,
then copy and paste the link to the file here. Maybe we'll get some
clues from looking at it.

I've never seen the word "ultimative" before. Is it yours?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
May 25, 2020 at 01:23:09
Per chance, and presuming word loads a default template each time it’s used... there isn’t a setting in frames, borders etc. which has been ticked? Check the settings in that area perhaps?

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#5
May 25, 2020 at 02:55:47
See if this thread offers any assistance:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...

May not be the answer you were hoping for.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
May 25, 2020 at 04:18:00
Hi guys,

Refering to the first question: NO, the font type does not make any difference.

No frames (borders etc.) were checked to be displayed in "File --> Options --> Display" menu.

The screenshot of an exemplary new document can be downloaded from the link:
http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?i...

Thanks in advance for any help! :-)

Zennon


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#7
May 25, 2020 at 04:26:20
OK - GOT IT!!!
Special thanks to mmcconaghy - your hint was succes!!


Many thanks also to other guys for trying to help me!

Have a nice day! :-))

Zennon


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#8
May 25, 2020 at 04:30:16
Just why M$ makes simple things complicated, often as a default installation - leaves ???

I gave up on M$-Office suite a while back; now using Libre Office. True there is a learning curve as it does do things a little different to M$-land; but not impossible to make the adjustments. And even better it's free! - although they do appreciate wee voluntary donation.


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#9
May 25, 2020 at 06:53:53
I used MS Word from mid-August to early December last year to
finish a project started by others who used Word. I forget whether
the version I had was from 2010 or 2011, or when. Now using
Open Office Writer.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#10
May 25, 2020 at 12:44:34
I'm glad that you solved the issue that you posted about, but I have a question for you.

Why does the jpg appear to show so many misspelled words? I'm referring to the red squiggly underlining.

I'm surprised you aren't complaining about that too.

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#11
May 25, 2020 at 17:01:26
I wondered about all the red squiggly worms, too....

Then I realized that his spelling checker must be checking for
correct spelling of Polish words, not English!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#12
May 26, 2020 at 05:43:09
re: "checking for correct spelling of Polish words"

You are correct. I hadn't noticed the menus.

Thanks for pointing that out.

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