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    dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    Out of nowhere, I started having dots show up between my words, sort of like the old WordPerfect. It transfers to my emails I send out also. Any ideas how to get it back to normal?

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    In Word, Tools>Options>View tab. Do you by chance have "spaces" checked under the Formatting Marks? As for your email, are you using Word as your email editor?
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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    You can probably also turn it off (and on) using the Show/Hide button on the Standard toolbar - see screenshot below.
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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    Great suggestions gents, and thanks, but, unfortunately neither does it. It appears that the dots are not actually space dots (there's actually 2 per space and are quite small (nonetheless annoying)). Any other suggestions? The only thing that happened right before this started happening was that our tech person installed a spyware program. Somehow, I doubt that's the cause. Beth

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    I am using Word as my email editor, BTW.

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    Can you post a screenshot? Here's an example of some of Word's non-printing dots, for cross-reference. This was at 150% zoom and a large font size for better visibility.
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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    I am attempting to attach a Word doc with the problem. I'm new at this, so wish me luck.
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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    That word document looks perfectly normal to me.

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    It prints perfectly normal too. This is making me crazy.

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    Can you post a screen shot showing what it looks like.

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    This may help.
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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    See if the thread starting at <post:=485,005>post 485,005</post:> helps. There the dots turned out to be smart tags.

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    I'm not sure I understand the problem but could it be font specific? Do you see this problem with other fonts? Do you see this problem in a text editor? How about a different font in a text editor? Could your Times New Roman be corrupt?
    Maybe this helps. J. Till

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    Re: dots in my sentences (Word 2003)

    HansV wins the day and my unending gratitude. I was out yesterday and came in this morning and reviewed the thread he directed me to, followed the instructions and, eureka! no more dots. Thank you to everyone for your troubleshooting efforts. Beth

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