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red dots on baseline between words - not usual format, space, pilcrow or markup markings [message #219651] Mon, 24 September 2007 16:31 Go to next message
btemple  is currently offline btemple
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Registered: September 2007
Junior Member
What are the red dots between words when my Outlook 2003 users type a new
message?
The space bar seems to generate them. I have checked formatting, track
changes and markup and even system restored to months ago; no change.
Since these are at the baseline and not under the words, I have not found
anything to correct it.
I have seen it on multiple PC's but it is not on all that run outlook 2003
SP2 and Word 2007.

The red dots are on the baseline between words. So in the following if the
dots were in color they would all be red:

PLEASE..TELL..ME..HOW..TO..CHANGE..THIS

The red dot user can send an email to a regular user.
The red dot user views the sent email in their Sent folder. There are no
dots.
The regular user received the email from the red dot user and sees no dots.
If the regular user hits reply and types a reply to the red dot user, the
red dots re-appear only in the original text section from the red dot user.
The regular user's typed reply does not have red dots. Thanks!
Re: red dots on baseline between words - not usual format, space, pilcrow or markup markings [message #219691] Mon, 24 September 2007 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
f.h.muffman  is currently offline f.h.muffman
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"btemple" <btemple8@nglantz.com> wrote in message
news:egeX7mu$HHA.4656@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> What are the red dots between words when my Outlook 2003 users type a new
> message?
> The space bar seems to generate them. I have checked formatting, track
> changes and markup and even system restored to months ago; no change.
> Since these are at the baseline and not under the words, I have not found
> anything to correct it.
> I have seen it on multiple PC's but it is not on all that run outlook 2003
> SP2 and Word 2007.
>
> The red dots are on the baseline between words. So in the following if
> the dots were in color they would all be red:
>
> PLEASE..TELL..ME..HOW..TO..CHANGE..THIS


Control-Shift-8 perhaps?

--
f.h.



Re: red dots on baseline between words - not usual format, space, pilcrow or markup markings [message #219722] Mon, 24 September 2007 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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Registered: June 2006
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btemple <btemple8@nglantz.com> wrote:

> What are the red dots between words when my Outlook 2003 users type a
> new message?
> The space bar seems to generate them.

Not "seems to", does. They're formatting marks.

> I have checked formatting,
> track changes and markup and even system restored to months ago; no
> change. Since these are at the baseline and not under the words, I
> have not found anything to correct it.
> I have seen it on multiple PC's but it is not on all that run outlook
> 2003 SP2 and Word 2007.
>
> The red dots are on the baseline between words. So in the following
> if the dots were in color they would all be red:

I suspect they're above the baseline. It's a Word setting.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: red dots on baseline between words - not usual format, space, pilcrow or markup markings [message #219871] Tue, 25 September 2007 08:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
btemple  is currently offline btemple
Messages: 3
Registered: September 2007
Junior Member
Logically yes they have to be formatting marks. But the usual turning off
of all formatting marks does not get rid of the red dots at the baseline. I
can toggle the other marks; dots between words mid-line, the pilcrow,
squiggles under letters - we all know what those are, but with no boxes
checked in the options - tools - formatting...we need even a registry hack
to get rid of the red dots at baseline between words.

"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> btemple <btemple8@nglantz.com> wrote:
>
>> What are the red dots between words when my Outlook 2003 users type a
>> new message?
>> The space bar seems to generate them.
>
> Not "seems to", does. They're formatting marks.
>
>> I have checked formatting,
>> track changes and markup and even system restored to months ago; no
>> change. Since these are at the baseline and not under the words, I
>> have not found anything to correct it.
>> I have seen it on multiple PC's but it is not on all that run outlook
>> 2003 SP2 and Word 2007.
>>
>> The red dots are on the baseline between words. So in the following
>> if the dots were in color they would all be red:
>
> I suspect they're above the baseline. It's a Word setting.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: red dots on baseline between words - not usual format, space, pilcrow or markup markings [message #219876] Tue, 25 September 2007 09:03 Go to previous message
btemple  is currently offline btemple
Messages: 3
Registered: September 2007
Junior Member
Have tried the shortcut ctrl-shift -8. no change.

"F. H. Muffman" <f.h.muffman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OY%239Wwv$HHA.4828@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> "btemple" <btemple8@nglantz.com> wrote in message
> news:egeX7mu$HHA.4656@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> What are the red dots between words when my Outlook 2003 users type a new
>> message?
>> The space bar seems to generate them. I have checked formatting, track
>> changes and markup and even system restored to months ago; no change.
>> Since these are at the baseline and not under the words, I have not found
>> anything to correct it.
>> I have seen it on multiple PC's but it is not on all that run outlook
>> 2003 SP2 and Word 2007.
>>
>> The red dots are on the baseline between words. So in the following if
>> the dots were in color they would all be red:
>>
>> PLEASE..TELL..ME..HOW..TO..CHANGE..THIS
>
>
> Control-Shift-8 perhaps?
>
> --
> f.h.
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