[Solved] Dots between words and paragraph after each line

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[Solved] Dots between words and paragraph after each line

Postby jerrywayne » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 am

Any idea why I am getting the Paragraph sign (backwards P) at the end of every line and a dot between words? (Not a period)?
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Re: dots between words and paragraph after each line

Postby robleyd » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:58 am

G'day, and welcome to the community forum.

Yes: you have View | Non-printing Characters enabled; the dot represents the Space character.
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Re: dots between words and paragraph after each line

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:14 am

These characters are shown on the display only - they do not print. For fancy formatting they can be most useful. Toggle their display by /View /non printing characters or press the backwards P button on the OO toolbar.
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Re: dots between words and paragraph after each line

Postby Bill » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:49 am

A pilcrow at the end of each line is an indication that the Enter key was pressed at the end of each line instead at the end of the paragraph. That's a practice used on typewriters. It's not necessary with word processing software and will cause problems with word wrapping at the end of lines if the font or margin is changed or the document is viewed on a different computer which has to substitute a different font.
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Re: Dots between words and paragraph after each line

Postby jerrywayne » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:11 am

Non printing characters did it. Thank you all for your fix!
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Re: [Solved] Dots between words and paragraph after each lin

Postby Rodney1111 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:48 pm

Thank you guys! I also suddenly found dots had appeared between every word in 650 pages of text. The fix was helpful! :bravo:
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