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Cause: Field codes are displayed.
Solution: Hide field codes for all fields in the document.
When field code are displayed, the contents of fields do not appear.
On the Word menu, click Preferences.
Note: To open Word Preferences, you must have a document open.
Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click View .
Under Show, clear the Field codes check box.
Field codes can interfere with text selection. If you can't select the text in a field, hide field codes.
To quickly show or hide all field codes, press OPTION + F9 .