How do I remove paragraph, space, and indent symbols in a .docx?



I accidentally hit a series of keys on my computer and my Word document
started to show symbol markup. Every pressing of the Enter key yielded a
Paragraph symbol; each indentation displayed an arrow; and each space
displayed a small dot. This link will direct you to a screenshot.

What did I press and how do I get rid of this?


Problem solved--toggle "Show/Hide Paragraph Marks", the Paragraph symbol, in
the Paragraph box on the Home ribbon.

Gordon Bentley-Mix at

Glad you were able to resolve the problem yourself. If you'd like to learn
more about these non-printing characters and why seeing them can (sometimes)
be helpful, see the article on the MVP site:

Gordon Bentley-Mix
Word MVP

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