Microsoft Word has suddenly added { and } to TOC and hyperlinks
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xxxWordup
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:30
Spanish to English
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Mar 31, 2015

Microsoft Word has suddenly converted my TOC, hyperlinks and embedded objects into gibberish - eg {TOC \o "1-2!\h \z \u }
and {hyperlink "HTTP.......}
Does anyone know what on earth is going on and, more importantly, how I can fix it please?!
Many thanks


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:30
Italian to English
Alt+F9 Mar 31, 2015

Alt+F9 toggles all the field codes in your current document. If you want to hide or display a single field code, select it and hit Shift+F9.

HTH


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xxxWordup
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Giles - you're a star! Mar 31, 2015

Thank you very much Giles.
How can something so simple and seemingly innocuous be so disruptive!
I'd buy you a beer by way of a thank you if you were a bit nearer!
Cheers


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Eureka! Apr 2, 2015

Giles Watson wrote:

Alt+F9 toggles all the field codes in your current document. If you want to hide or display a single field code, select it and hit Shift+F9.

HTH


Amazing. I feel such a fool now. My main PC OS is a mix of 32 and 64 bits (so that I can continue to use my old CD dictionaries) so until now the links on my documents always came up like that. I'd always assumed it was impossible to view the text of the links correctly because of my setup, so I usually transfer files with links in them to my backup PC, which runs Office 2010, to view the lnks and finish off the files. This Alt+F9 trick will come in really handy from now on, so thanks for posting it!

PS: This revelation makes me wonder if there are other similar combos I could be using but don't know about...


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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:30
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And here's another one you might like, Neil Apr 2, 2015

neilmac wrote:

PS: This revelation makes me wonder if there are other similar combos I could be using but don't know about...



Actually, I keep a Postit in my desk drawer with some of the Word shortcuts that I can never remember when I need them, including Alt+F9, Shift+F9 and also Shift+F5, which is handy because it takes you straight to your last edit in a Word document.


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Adrien Esparron
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Could be hepful... Apr 2, 2015

... having a look here: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/290938

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