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Word Normal.dot & carriage return symbol

By Ray F ·
I can't remove the cairrage return symbol by clicking off the Show/Hide button from the standard toolbar. I also cannot edit, rename or delete the Normal.Dot template. This is a MSOffice 2K Pro. installation. I uninstalled and reinstalled, but this didn't fix the problem. Also the old user's name appears as trhe registered user even though I changed that on the reinstall. Any suggestions short of formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Win98 etc?

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Word Normal.dot & carriage return symbol

by DKlippert In reply to Word Normal.dot & carriag ...

To hide the Paragraph marks (the formal name is ?pilcrow?), go to Tools>Options and remove the marks on the View tab under Formatting marks.
(Type the Q number in the search box at support.microsoft.com)

How to Change Company Name and User Name After Setup

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Close Word and search for and delete any files that start with a tilde ?~? the combination ~*.* usually finds them.
Now search for any Normal.dot files and delete them. There should be only one. Word will create a new one when it restarts.

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