Curly braces, \, and * appear in the document

Symptoms

Curly braces and other characters appear in the text or headers and footers.

visible field codes

Cause

Field codes, instead of field results, are visible.

Resolution

Display the field results instead of the field codes.

Display the field results throughout the document

  • Press ALT+F9.

    To switch back to displaying the field codes, press ALT+F9 again.

Display the field results for a particular field code

  1. Click within the field.

  2. Press SHIFT+F9.

    To switch back to displaying the field codes, press SHIFT+F9 again.

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