InQuestion: Removing Unwanted Text Anchors
This article appeared in Issue 111 of InDesign Magazine.
Jamie McKee identifies a strange hidden character, tells where it came from, and how to get rid of it easily.
Q: I’m setting chapters for a book that contains endnotes. My Word documents are properly styled, but when I place them into my InDesign template, they’re filled with hidden characters—always at the start of the text and usually before each endnote callout. I want my InDesign files error-free and these characters make me nervous. Any idea what they are and how to get rid of them?
A: Kudos to you for wanting your files clean and error-free—I wish more people worked that way! I’ve set quite a few Word documents as you describe and have run across this very issue.
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