How to delete characters ¬ in MS Word


We have this text: I have nev¬er tak¬en the fir¬st pla¬ce in my life. There are few French, Germans on Sunday
How to bring it back to normal? Office 2003


This is the normal view, it is a sign of a possible transfer. It is not printed. And to prevent it from being displayed, disable the display of non-printable characters.

Dennis S.

And what prevents you from selecting this symbol (if it is still displayed), copying it and using Ctrl+V to insert it in the replacement dialog? The input field “Replace with:” is left empty. Do “Replace everything”.


This is indicated in Find/Replace by the combination “^-” (without quotes!)