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Unread 27-10-2007, 05:59 AM   #1
bonnie
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how do i remove dots in my document where there should be spaces?

when i am typing on word there is a dot between every word. for example....
today.i.am.going.into.town
does anybody know how to change that?? thanks
 
Unread 27-10-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
Graham Mayor
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Re: how do i remove dots in my document where there should be spaces?

These are just formatting characters that are normally hidden
Uncheck all the items in tools > options > view > formatting marks and you
can then toggle the dsiplay of formatting marks as required by clicking the
Ά button (or CTRL+*)

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bonnie wrote:
> when i am typing on word there is a dot between every word. for
> example.... today.i.am.going.into.town
> does anybody know how to change that?? thanks



 
Unread 27-10-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
bonnie
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Re: how do i remove dots in my document where there should be spac

thanks graham, i tried the CTRL+* but the dots are still appearing when i hit
space bar, and on my word i have no tools option? i am using the word
2007..... any ideas? i need to write a document and email it but it looks
bad with all the dots....
thanks again for your help

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

> These are just formatting characters that are normally hidden
> Uncheck all the items in tools > options > view > formatting marks and you
> can then toggle the dsiplay of formatting marks as required by clicking the
> ΒΆ button (or CTRL+*)
>
> --
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>
> My web site www.gmayor.com
> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>
> bonnie wrote:
> > when i am typing on word there is a dot between every word. for
> > example.... today.i.am.going.into.town
> > does anybody know how to change that?? thanks

>
>
>

 
Unread 27-10-2007, 11:58 AM   #4
Graham Mayor
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Re: how do i remove dots in my document where there should be spac

Did you first make the changes to Word options as instructed?
Did you hold the shift key whilst pressing CTRL+*
* is Shift 8!

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

bonnie wrote:
> thanks graham, i tried the CTRL+* but the dots are still appearing
> when i hit space bar, and on my word i have no tools option? i am
> using the word 2007..... any ideas? i need to write a document and
> email it but it looks bad with all the dots....
> thanks again for your help
>
> "Graham Mayor" wrote:
>
>> These are just formatting characters that are normally hidden
>> Uncheck all the items in tools > options > view > formatting marks
>> and you can then toggle the dsiplay of formatting marks as required
>> by clicking the Ά button (or CTRL+*)
>>
>> --
>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>>
>> My web site www.gmayor.com
>> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>>
>> bonnie wrote:
>>> when i am typing on word there is a dot between every word. for
>>> example.... today.i.am.going.into.town
>>> does anybody know how to change that?? thanks



 
Unread 27-10-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: how do i remove dots in my document where there should be spac

Find the Options under the Office Button in Word 2007. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm for more.

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all may benefit.

"bonnie" <bonnie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B623DE02-2BBD-40C7-B4FA-FD90FBB3D5E2@microsoft.com...
> thanks graham, i tried the CTRL+* but the dots are still appearing when i

hit
> space bar, and on my word i have no tools option? i am using the word
> 2007..... any ideas? i need to write a document and email it but it

looks
> bad with all the dots....
> thanks again for your help
>
> "Graham Mayor" wrote:
>
> > These are just formatting characters that are normally hidden
> > Uncheck all the items in tools > options > view > formatting marks and

you
> > can then toggle the dsiplay of formatting marks as required by clicking

the
> > ΒΆ button (or CTRL+*)
> >
> > --
> > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> > Graham Mayor - Word MVP
> >
> > My web site www.gmayor.com
> > Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> > <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> >
> > bonnie wrote:
> > > when i am typing on word there is a dot between every word. for
> > > example.... today.i.am.going.into.town
> > > does anybody know how to change that?? thanks

> >
> >
> >


 
Unread 27-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #6
JoAnn Paules
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Re: how do i remove dots in my document where there should be spac

Clickon the ΒΆ button in the Paragraph section of the ribbon.

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http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


"bonnie" <bonnie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B623DE02-2BBD-40C7-B4FA-FD90FBB3D5E2@microsoft.com...
> thanks graham, i tried the CTRL+* but the dots are still appearing when i
> hit
> space bar, and on my word i have no tools option? i am using the word
> 2007..... any ideas? i need to write a document and email it but it
> looks
> bad with all the dots....
> thanks again for your help
>
> "Graham Mayor" wrote:
>
>> These are just formatting characters that are normally hidden
>> Uncheck all the items in tools > options > view > formatting marks and
>> you
>> can then toggle the dsiplay of formatting marks as required by clicking
>> the
>> ΒΆ button (or CTRL+*)
>>
>> --
>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>>
>> My web site www.gmayor.com
>> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
>> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>>
>> bonnie wrote:
>> > when i am typing on word there is a dot between every word. for
>> > example.... today.i.am.going.into.town
>> > does anybody know how to change that?? thanks

>>
>>
>>


 
 

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