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I pressed something and now I have weird text instead of spaces and gaps between paragraphs

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
As it says in the title, I have accidently pressed something on my computer and now when I type in word I no longer have spaces I have dots, and instead of a gap I have this weird symbol like two lines and a curve bit on the left hand side (all joined up as one symbol).

Can anyone help? I have work to do and its stressing me out not being able to change it back!
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
did you hold shift for to long, then some sticky keys come up.

try restarting your computer.
#2
Ok I'll try now...
#3
I tried holding down shift again but it won't work. Restarted computer and that hasn't changed it. I think the symbol in between paragraphs is the paragraph symbol. I've opened new documents and it is the say no matter what now.
#4
Do you mean in microsoft word? You have turned on show hidden characters...
#5
That sounds right - how do I turn it off?

I'm shattered and pressed something whilst typing but have no idea what!
#6
Don't worry you havent done any damage! Is it Word 2007 or Word 2003?
#7
Thank goodness! Word 2003 I believe
1 Like #8
In Word 2007 you just press this button:
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8835/fmarksat2.jpg
The characters just indicate where spaces/paragraphs are, can be useful for proofreading. Haven't got 2003 on here but I'll try and find out what you press if noone else beats me to it!
#9
This might help
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080307143416AA6G4Lj&show=7
http://www.tutorials-win.com/Outlook/Disable-Formatting-483591/

Sounds like there should still be a button similar to that shown above :)
#10
Ah I see thank you! - took a bit of searching as it is hidden on my toolbar and I needed to extend the toolbar out to see it - hence why I had no idea how to get it off!

God I wish I had the patience to learn more about computers - I couldn't get rid of those characters let alone post a pic like that!

Thank you so much x
#11
No probs ;-)

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