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    What does the I-Bar stand for?
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    It's probably a bookmark mark. You can tell Word to hide or display these marks as follows:
    - Click the Office button.
    - Select Word Options.
    - Click Advanced.
    - Under Show document content, clear or tick the Bookmarks check box.
    - Click OK.

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    [quote name='armsys' post='780849' date='21-Jun-2009 10:40']What does the I-Bar stand for?
    Armstrong[/quote]
    I don't think it "stands for" anything. It shows the "insertion point", so that you know where characters will be added if you type or paste.

    I always assumed it was called I-bar because of its shape, but it could stand for "Insertion"

    Edited to add - I suspect Hans is right and that this is a bookmark, but I will leave my answer here in case it is the insertion point

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    [quote name='HansV' post='780853' date='21-Jun-2009 17:59']It's probably a bookmark mark. You can tell Word to hide or display these marks as follows:
    - Click the Office button.
    - Select Word Options.
    - Click Advanced.
    - Under Show document content, clear or tick the Bookmarks check box.
    - Click OK.[/quote]
    Yes, it's a bookmark (Ctrl+Shift+F5). Thanks for your fast help.
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    Stuart, does the insertion point in your version of Word actually look like I ? on my PC, it looks like I . The mouse pointer looks like I (more or less) when it is over the text area.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='780857' date='21-Jun-2009 11:04']Stuart, does the insertion point in your version of Word actually look like I ? on my PC, it looks like I . The mouse pointer looks like I (more or less) when it is over the text area.[/quote]
    Hans,

    You are, as usual, correct. The I shaped cursor is indeed the mouse cursor when it is over the text area.

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