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Word: Formatting marks and pagination

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Is there a way to keep formatting marks (paragraph markers, etc. all besides hidden text) in a Word document while keeping the content and pagination intact? Right now, formatting marks in a Word document are causing the WYSISYG on-screen to NOT appear like the outputted hard copies from an HP LaserJet 4300. The text content is shifted due to the formatting marks in the document, thus making the document more lengthy than is actually is. Hiding the formatting marks, however, make the document on-screen appear like the hard copy printed output.

So, in summary, can formatting marks and the WYSISYG formatting in Word for printed copies co-exist, and if so, how would this be attained? Thanks.
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First Rule of Microsott: If you document a bug, it becomes a feature.

I've been dealing with this issue with Microsoft for years. What they explained to me was this: In essence, showing the formatting marks IS still WYSIWYG: If you were to print out the document with the formatting marks, that's how it would appear.

That seems to be their story, and they are sticking to it. I'd REALLY love to be wrong on this one.
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Thank you for the reply and answer.
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