One question I often get from other Administrative Assistants is how to figure out why a document is doing something strange. Most of the time I find out they have formatted something without realizing it. Usually they are quite amazed that I figured out the issue, when all I did was turn on hidden symbols in the document.
On your formatting toolbar, there should be an icon that looks like a backwards P (it’s the paragraph symbol or hard return symbol).
Clicking this icon will turn on the formatting symbols in your document.
These are the three most common formatting symbols you’ll see. There are others, but they are less often used. I will post some of those at a later date.