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    How to get rid of 'icon' to the right of my Word Doc?

    Ever since I 'cut and pasted' some text from a web page, I now have this 'icon' for want of a better expression, to the left of the page. The only way I can seem to move it at all is by clicking on the 'align' tabs, when it leaps across the page, but won't go away.

    I don't seem to be able to right click on it to delete, or press backspace to delete.

    It looks like two parallel lines (vertical) close together 'greyed out' in the small gap between them, with a small black half circle to the top of the left one, with a black line across the top of the greyed out area, joining the two parallel (vertical) lines.

    When I cut and pasted the text this 'icon' appeared along with the text I pasted, and was all over the text.

    Now it just in the top left corner on my new doc, and I would like to be rid of it please.

    Helpful advise would be most welcome, and I would be very grateful.

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    Sounds like you have Paragraph marks and hidden formatting symbols showing.
    Click the icon in the Toolbar/Ribbon that looks like this:

    . . . to hide them.
    Alternatively, press the Ctr + Shift + * keys.

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    Many thanks for helping me out with this. It worked a treat! It's been driving me mad trying to find out what had happened.

    Best regards,
    Mike.

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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    BTW, many experienced users work with display of these turned on most of the time.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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