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    Helpful marks? (Word 200 +)

    I notice in either normal view or print layout view, that some of my paragraphs that are formatted with certain styles show a small black square to the left of the first line. What is this, and what "functionality" am I missing by not knowing?

    They appear to be on paragraphs whose style defines an abnormal spacing. At first I thought they marked the heading styles, or those lines which would show up in document map or in an auto-generated table of contents, but I have found exceptions. I can not find an explanation of this mark in Word help, or any of the 3rd-party texts I have searched in. Can somebody enlighten me?

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    Re: Helpful marks? (Word 200 +)

    In my experience, those squares appear when you have either Keep With Next or Keep Lines Together turned on. These options are accessible via Edit > Paragraph > Line and Page Breaks.

    If there are other situations that cause these to appear, I don't know about them, and I'd love to be enlightened.

    HTH,
    Arianna

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    Re: Helpful marks? (Word 200 +)

    Thanks Arianna,
    I do believe you are correct; "I can see clearly now." So much for my own powers of reverse engineering. Just being aware of this makes me exploit the feature more now.

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    Re: Helpful marks? (Word 200 +)

    According to this article, the little square appears if any of

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    Re: Helpful marks? (Word 200 +)

    Hi Arianna:
    Anything on that tab except Widow/Orphan & don't hyphenate will cause the squares to appear. See <post#=11294>post 11294</post#>
    Cheers,

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