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Microsoft Word margin brackets

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by em21, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. em21

    em21 Flightless Bird

    This is about Microsoft Word, but I am not sure where to send the question.
    Please, if anybody knows where the proper forum for it is let me know.

    The problem is that all of a sudden my Microsoft Word page is doing
    something strange. It has these two figures like backwards L that line up
    right flash with the margins measurements at each side on top and bottom of
    the of the page. They look like backward brackets witout one of the paralell
    lines.


    Thanks for any advise.




    --
    edith
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "em21" <em21@discussions.com> said this in news item
    news:253DCB11-2C94-458E-8460-9EEE39D9E330@microsoft.com...
    > This is about Microsoft Word, but I am not sure where to send the
    > question.
    > Please, if anybody knows where the proper forum for it is let me know.
    >
    > The problem is that all of a sudden my Microsoft Word page is doing
    > something strange. It has these two figures like backwards L that line up
    > right flash with the margins measurements at each side on top and bottom
    > of
    > the of the page. They look like backward brackets witout one of the
    > paralell
    > lines.
    >
    >
    > Thanks for any advise.
    > --
    > edith


    I would ask the experts in an MS Word newsgroup.
     
  3. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 12 Jan 2010, =?Utf-8?B?ZW0yMQ==?= <em21@discussions.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > The problem is that all of a sudden my Microsoft Word page is
    > doing something strange. It has these two figures like backwards L
    > that line up right flash with the margins measurements at each
    > side on top and bottom of the of the page. They look like backward
    > brackets witout one of the paralell lines.


    a) you don't give enough information for anyone to give you a well-
    informed answer. Please read:

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375>

    b) There are many newstgroups specifically for MS Word. Search for
    those with the string "word" or "office".

    c) I'll guess you accidentally switched to Normal View from Print
    Layout View.
     
  4. em21

    em21 Flightless Bird

    Pegasus and Nil
    Thanks for your responses. I know the information was vague, it was just too
    hard to explain. I tried to send a screenshot, but seems this site does not
    allow that.

    Nil, it wasn't that I changed to Normal View. It is still on Print View.

    Thanks,
    --
    edith


    "Nil" wrote:

    > On 12 Jan 2010, =?Utf-8?B?ZW0yMQ==?= <em21@discussions.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    > > The problem is that all of a sudden my Microsoft Word page is
    > > doing something strange. It has these two figures like backwards L
    > > that line up right flash with the margins measurements at each
    > > side on top and bottom of the of the page. They look like backward
    > > brackets witout one of the paralell lines.

    >
    > a) you don't give enough information for anyone to give you a well-
    > informed answer. Please read:
    >
    > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375>
    >
    > b) There are many newstgroups specifically for MS Word. Search for
    > those with the string "word" or "office".
    >
    > c) I'll guess you accidentally switched to Normal View from Print
    > Layout View.
    > .
    >
     
  5. xrms3

    xrms3 Flightless Bird

    "em21" <em21@discussions.com> wrote in message
    news:253DCB11-2C94-458E-8460-9EEE39D9E330@microsoft.com...
    > This is about Microsoft Word, but I am not sure where to send the
    > question.
    > Please, if anybody knows where the proper forum for it is let me know.
    >
    > The problem is that all of a sudden my Microsoft Word page is doing
    > something strange. It has these two figures like backwards L that line up
    > right flash with the margins measurements at each side on top and bottom
    > of
    > the of the page. They look like backward brackets witout one of the
    > paralell
    > lines.


    See if 'Text boundaries' is ticked under Tools->Options->View.
    These marks also appear if you've got East Asian languages enabled(!).
    See here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839371

    bob
     
  6. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    em21 wrote:
    > This is about Microsoft Word, but I am not sure where to send the question.
    > Please, if anybody knows where the proper forum for it is let me know.
    >
    > The problem is that all of a sudden my Microsoft Word page is doing
    > something strange. It has these two figures like backwards L that line up
    > right flash with the margins measurements at each side on top and bottom of
    > the of the page. They look like backward brackets witout one of the paralell
    > lines.
    >
    >
    > Thanks for any advise.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    In the clunky Microsoft web interface that you're using, the Microsoft
    Word newsgroup is here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...osoft.public.word.docmanagement&lang=en&cr=US
    Or, in a newsreader,
    nntp://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
    Or, on Google Groups,
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.word.docmanagement/topics?hl=en&gvc=2


    Microsoft appears to be making it more difficult to use these
    newsgroups. In particular, they're making them hard to find unless
    you're using a newsreader. See "How to subscribe to newsgroups in
    Outlook Express" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171190 When you go to
    the "subscribe" function of your newsreader, you will get a searchable
    list of all of the newsgroups that Microsoft maintains.

    If you want to continue using the web interface (which is what you used
    for your original post), here is the starting point:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/default.mspx

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     

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