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    Show/Hide (2002)

    Where can I find an explanation of the "printers' marks" used by Microsoft's Show/Hide feature. I am curious about a little circle (looks like a degree mark) that appears on my document. I don't know what that mark designates but it sometimes causes strange things on my documents.
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    Re: Show/Hide (2002)

    Barbara,

    That is a non-breaking space. It acts like a space EXCEPT it won't wrap at that space. The wrapping will take place at the space before the non-breaking one

    It's good for things like Names you want to keep together, or written out dates. Basically things that you want to keep together on one line.

    Take for example, a first and last name that you want to keep together (Bryan Carbonnell) you would put a non-breaking space between Bryan and Carbonnell and they would remain together on ta line. If they both won't fit at the end of the line, they will both drop down to the next line. so you would end up with something like:

    <pre> ... some text at the end of a line with the name
    Bryan Carbonnell on the next line</pre>


    As opposed to normal wrapping which would normally split it like this:

    <pre> ... some text at the end of a line with the name Bryan
    Carbonnell on the next line</pre>


    To insert a non-breaking space press CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE.
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    Re: Show/Hide (2002)

    Thank you. Your Loungers have never failed me yet. I couldn't locate an explanation of the Show/Hide marks anywhere.
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    Re: Show/Hide (2002)

    You can see some (but unfortunately not all) of them with their meaning in Insert/Symbol, Special Characters tab. The "degree" character is a non-breaking space. If you want to keep two words together on the same line, e.g. Plan B, you can put a non-breaking space (Ctrl+Shift+Space) between them instead of an ordinary space.

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