word sumthing wrong with it is it a virus

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  1. Wildbill

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    I have word on my computer but seem to have a problem with it could it be a virus at the end of each sentence on all my document there is watt seen to be a lower case q but it isn't it is sum kind of symbol and when I finish a sentence it is apering all over the place cant seem to get rid of it :cry:
     
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    Close the document then go to the documents folder.

    Hold the mouse over the document name and right-click. There will be an option to scan the document.
     
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    Could you be viewing it in outline mode?
     
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    Bill I think your in Outline, you need to change it to Print or draft layout under VIEW
     
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    Is it like this...

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    Bill

    Dunno what version of Word is on your computer but in Word 2007, when you open the document, if you look right at the top of the screen, amongst other words, the word 'View' appears - have you got that on yours?

    If so click on that.

    Another toolbar opens up under that list of words. At the left of that toolbar, is 'Outline' highlighted? if so ,as has been said, click on 'Draft layout' instead.

    If you print it, those funny 'q's will not print anyway even if they are on the screen and if you attach it to an email and send it someone else, they won't see them either.

    All they signify is that you have entered a 'carriage return' at the end of what you have written.

    If it's a different version of 'Word' tell us which one and we can probably tell you where to look in that, to correct it on-screen.
     
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    Look at the top of your screen for the icon with a similar symbol (in the home menu). Click it and they'll disappear. Easy to do and, no, it is not a symptom of any virus that I know of - it is an editing tool to help you see where you have pressed enter at the end of a paragraph.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Second row, second orange icon...
     
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    its simply a carriage return marker aka a paragraph mark and is normally hidden. it wont print with the document

    go to view menu and click on show all, the symbols will then either appear or disappear, toggling on or off

    its a legacy feature not used by too many users, certainly not a virus:thumb:
     
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    Get yer angle grinder out man.
     
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    The button on the top row first to the left of where it says 100% will also solve the problem. I tend not to use the other one.
     
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    thanks to all that posted computer went to cadet's tonight lets have a look click there you go sir how that ended up on I will never know
    thanks' to every one who posted a 12 year old fixed it :Blush:
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    wat I want to know is WTF is that for apart from scaring the s.....t out of me
     
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    It is just a symbol that shows where you have pressed enter on your key board - it is used by people when they are checking the layout of documents. It is pretty useful but most people never see it. Nothing to worry about.
     
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