fix for Im getting weird symbols in microsoft word how can i remove them?

The ¶ symbol shows exactly where the end of each paragraph is, which can be very useful. All paragraph formatting (indentation, margins, text justification) is attached to it, so accidentally deleting one can cause some mysterious formatting changes.

If you think you can get used to the ¶ characters, I’ll show you how to get rid of the others, which usually aren’t as useful. Do this:

1. Click the Tools->Options menu item.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Under Formatting Marks, select ONLY Paragraph Marks and deselect all others.
4. Click OK.

That’s it.

None of them will print, by the way.


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16 Responses

  1. Ash says:

    Thank you very much it worked :)

  2. Geoff says:

    I had this occur on word ’97 and couldn’t delete that symbol, very frustrating.

    Thanks to your advice a whole new area of word has been revealed, and I can now use these symbols at will, many thanks your a star ;¬)

    • suri says:

      I too faced this issue long time back and spent so many hours to dig this up. So thought of sharing the solution to all who face the same issue

  3. Ray Atkinson says:

    Many thanks for helping us out.

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  5. T.R. says:

    Thanks so much for this help. Other help sources did not bother to specify that their solutions did not apply to Office 2010!…

  6. Preety says:

    Thanks a lot. Finally i got solution.

  7. r says:

    Thanks… Sorted!!

  8. Kelsey says:

    thanks so much for the help…those symbols aren’t good when it’s on your uni essays!!

  9. Indu says:


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