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Insomniator
03-26-2008, 04:31 PM
Allright while trying to put an accent on a letter for her italian paper she hit something stupid and now everything comes up in red font with a strike through it and we cant figure out how to get rid of it. Searched google and found people with the same question but no answer.

any idea what the hell it is? She hit ctrl something something to activate it..

Ns1
03-26-2008, 04:33 PM
ctrl+shift+e?

Assuming office 2k3

She's got track changes on

A toolbar pops up. It says "original showing markup" or "final showing markup", change it to original or final

Baked
03-26-2008, 04:33 PM
Undo now! Select all, then Clear format?

villageidiot111
03-26-2008, 04:34 PM
Open a new document, copy the original text, and paste it in the new document by clicking "keep text only" or "match destination formatting."

Reel
03-26-2008, 04:34 PM
It is called "track changes".

effowe
03-26-2008, 04:34 PM
Solution if you cant figure it out...

1) Press CTRL-A to select all the text in the document.
2) Press CTRL-C to put it in your clipboard.
3) Open up Notepad and press CTRL-V to paste into Notepad.
4) Press CTRL-A to select all the text again.
5) Press CTRL-C to copy all the text.
6) Re-Open Word, Start a New Document, Press CTRL-V and it should all look normal.

She will have to go through and format it properly and underline/italicize any words that she had before, but it should all be normal black text again.

Insomniator
03-26-2008, 04:35 PM
thanks guys ctrl shift e fixed most of it, still has some wierd lines but good enough

ATOT's gotta be the best place to find quick answers for anything

effowe
03-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by: villageidiot111
Open a new document, copy the original text, and paste it in the new document by clicking "keep text only" or "match destination formatting."

Heh, looks like my response was a little long-winded.

Special K
03-26-2008, 04:36 PM
I'm surprised they didn't demand pics of the GF before helping you. ;)

DisgruntledVirus
03-26-2008, 04:39 PM
pics of said gf

oh and alt+f4 is the cure all for all issues in MS word when you have an hour left to finish a multi page paper