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Space marker, paragraph markers and new lines spoken in Word documents

Space marker, paragraph markers and new lines spoken in Word documents

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Problem

When reviewing Microsoft Word documents you hear ‘space marker’, ‘paragraph marker’ or ‘new line’ when you use the up/down crusor keys to read the document.

Resolution

This problem is because the show/hide paragraph markers button has become activated causing these symbols to be shown.

Method 1: using a hotkey In most cases press control+shift+8 on the number row will toggle this option back off.

Method 2: using the ribbon bar accelarator keys This may work if the hotkey chord above does not work. Press the following keys in sequence; ALT, H, 8

Method 3: directly click the button in the ribbon If you can use the mouse click the Home tab and then click the show/hide button in the ‘Paragraph’ section of the ribbon as shown below circled in red.

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