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    Hello all,

    I am having the weirdest thing happen to me in Word 2007. I downloaded a template for taking meeting minutes. In the template, there are several "I bars" displayed in different parts of the file. I am unable to delete them even when showing the formatting. I saved the file as a .doc and opened it in Word 2003 and the mysterious "I bars" are gone. I renamed and saved the document and opened it again in 2007 and the "I bars" are still there. Any suggestions on getting rid of them? Thanks!

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    [quote name='officechallenged' post='777170' date='27-May-2009 14:07']Hello all,

    I am having the weirdest thing happen to me in Word 2007. I downloaded a template for taking meeting minutes. In the template, there are several "I bars" displayed in different parts of the file. I am unable to delete them even when showing the formatting. I saved the file as a .doc and opened it in Word 2003 and the mysterious "I bars" are gone. I renamed and saved the document and opened it again in 2007 and the "I bars" are still there. Any suggestions on getting rid of them? Thanks![/quote]
    Can you post back with a screen shot of these "I bars"?
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    [quote name='officechallenged' post='777170' date='27-May-2009 14:07']Hello all,

    I am having the weirdest thing happen to me in Word 2007. I downloaded a template for taking meeting minutes. In the template, there are several "I bars" displayed in different parts of the file. I am unable to delete them even when showing the formatting. I saved the file as a .doc and opened it in Word 2003 and the mysterious "I bars" are gone. I renamed and saved the document and opened it again in 2007 and the "I bars" are still there. Any suggestions on getting rid of them? Thanks![/quote]

    Sounds like you have bookmarks in your document... Since you're working with a template, it makes sense in terms of "placeholders" for different pieces of your meeting minutes. Removing these bookmarks could adversely affect the behavior of your template! But removing them is possible:
    Insert ribbon > Bookmarks.
    Highlight a bookmark name in the list and then click the DELETE button.

    Sadly, I think you need to do this one at a time. I don't know of a "global" way to get rid of them without using code.

    Hope this helps!
    Melanie

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    [quote name='Rebel' post='777172' date='27-May-2009 18:12']Can you post back with a screen shot of these "I bars"?[/quote]



    I can't seem to paste the screenshot in the message box. I've uploaded a .bmp of the image. I did open the document on another computer with Word 2007 and the marks where not there. I'm guessing it's some setting on the local machine. Any advice?
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    Those I-bars are bookmark indicators. They can be made visible or invisible as follows:
    - Click the Office button.
    - Select Word Options.
    - Click Advanced...
    - Tick or clear the "Show bookmarks" check box under Show document content.

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    [quote name='MMMorrow' post='777175' date='27-May-2009 18:43']Sounds like you have bookmarks in your document... Since you're working with a template, it makes sense in terms of "placeholders" for different pieces of your meeting minutes. Removing these bookmarks could adversely affect the behavior of your template! But removing them is possible:
    Insert ribbon > Bookmarks.
    Highlight a bookmark name in the list and then click the DELETE button.

    Sadly, I think you need to do this one at a time. I don't know of a "global" way to get rid of them without using code.

    Hope this helps!
    Melanie[/quote]

    That worked to remove the bookmarks. This is good as I didn't need them (I'm not really sure why the template was creating using them). I realized that I have "Show Bookmarks" checked in the Advanced Tab. Who knows how these things get checked...

    Thanks for the help!!!

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    [quote name='officechallenged' post='777179' date='28-May-2009 04:59']That worked to remove the bookmarks. This is good as I didn't need them (I'm not really sure why the template was creating using them). I realized that I have "Show Bookmarks" checked in the Advanced Tab. Who knows how these things get checked...

    Thanks for the help!!![/quote]
    Hi officechallenged,

    Deleting the bookmarks before finding out what they're for isn't a smart thing to do. If there were cross-references to any of them (which is usually the reason they exist), the cross-reference links will now be broken.
    Cheers,

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    [quote name='macropod' post='777226' date='28-May-2009 01:09']Deleting the bookmarks before finding out what they're for isn't a smart thing to do. If there were cross-references to any of them (which is usually the reason they exist), the cross-reference links will now be broken.[/quote]
    Looking at the screen shot in Post 777176, these bookmarks did not have any content, they look like they may have been used to identify the column headings in a table. I would guess they are used by a macro that either adds rows to the table, or translates the table headings to another language, or something similar.

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