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Have Outlook 2007 installed.  When composing an email when you hit the space bar a dot appears. I know about the paragraph formatting button. Clicked that and all the symbols apeared.  Clicked it again and they disappeared. Except the dot still shows up when you hit the space bar.  Please help.  Not a huge deal it doesn't show up in teh sent mail or when printing. It's just a huge annoyance.

Thanks,

Ray
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by:oswaldofarith
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Maybe is the spell checker. Under the Tools menu, change the langauage or disable the spell checker.
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Tried that no help
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Can't say I can be of specific help but to try and move this along is there any chance that the install has some kind of disability features which add the dot for the visually impaired, also try a different font and see if that helps.

Chris
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Can't find a setting within Outlook for disability features.  Are you aware of where they might be? Usually Windows disability features are at the OS level. This is only happening in Outlook 2007.  Even though I know Outlook 2007 uses a resident stripped down version of Word 07 and you do not need Word 07 installed to use Outlook 07. I went into the Word settings and made sure paragraph format symbols was turned off there. Just in case Outlook snuck a peek at Words Settings for some unknown reason. No Joy....  Tried changing the font already. No Joy there either.  This is a real noggin scratcher. Thanks for the suggestion.  Anybody got any others?  Short of uninstalling and re-installing which I don't think would help anyway.  The repair of the install sure didn't.

Ray
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Now I have a new development.  Now the formatting marks are on all the time.  When you open a new email to compose the marks are already there.  If you hit the paragraph button or use the ctl+shift+8 keystroke they disappear. However when you start typing they return.  The current format is HTML when you send that email the receiver gets a blank email. If the receiver hits the forward or reply button the text appears in the replying email.  I changed the format to rich text and the  text appears in the receivers mail now however the format marks still show up when composing.  THe marks even show up when useing plain text.
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by:oswaldofarith
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Can you show us the character that appears?

Read this, maybe can help you:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/417941.html
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If it is a dot between words, open MS Word and go to Tools / Options / View, then under Formatting Marks, Uncheck Spaces.
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What does that have to do with OUTLOOK 2007?
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Outlook sometimes uses Word as email editor
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That was true in Outlooks previous to 2007. Where you can select between word or outlook as your editor.  In 2007 you have no choice. And you do not need word installed on your system because it uses its own resident version.
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Additional info from further testing.  If Outlook 2007 is running in safe mode... none of the problems occur.  
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already disabled all add ins
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Given the choice i'd give up abou now ... something of a last ditch thought is there any chance that there are any macros running?

Chris
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Finally got it figured out.. Problem was that the user accidentally changed the default style on the ribbon of the format text tab.
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by:madhavdarji
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Hi rgeorge59,

What exactly did you do to get rid of the dot. I tried went to Format Text tab, and then clicked on 'Clear Formatting' and it still doesnt work.

Madhav
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by:russams
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I had the same issue and found the fix. you want to go editor option.
go for display and set the space
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