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Another Word question! [Sep. 20th, 2006|01:17 pm]
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You know you all love it when I ask how to drive Word. Today's question is: what are the little black squares in the following screenshot? The Help is unhelpful. Update: Solved thanks to scat0324; they're “keep with next” markers.

Confusing little squares

(I know what the paragraph marks are, it's just the squares. This is Word 2004 for Mac, Version 11.0 (040408) on OS X 10.4.3.)
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[User Picture]From: valkyriekaren
2006-09-20 12:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know... are they still there if you turn the paragraph markings off?
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-20 12:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, didn't think of trying that! No, they're not. So they must have something to do with paragraphs... but I wonder what!
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[User Picture]From: valkyriekaren
2006-09-20 12:38 pm (UTC)
OK. I think they're something to do with preventing changes from creating orphans (e.g. headings stranded at at the bottom of pages with no content).
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-20 12:45 pm (UTC)
Makes sense, thanks.

(Playing with formatting in Word is too much fun. Really must do some actual work now.)
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From: scat0324
2006-09-20 12:30 pm (UTC)
"Keep with next" indicators.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-20 12:31 pm (UTC)
Fantastic, thank you!
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From: scat0324
2006-09-20 12:35 pm (UTC)
Try double clicking one - should open "line and page breaks" tab of paragraph formatting dialogue.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-20 12:36 pm (UTC)
It did indeed, thank you. Next time I see something in Word I don't understand I shall try double-clicking it to see what happens!
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