I received a word document that has strange formatting settings that I do not how to turn off.

The problem is: when I inserting a single space after a punctuation or character, the cursor position is more than space away from the space (see the following figure, where I turn on the display of editing mark), and when I type next character, the cursor will move to the right position. How can I turn off this strange behavior?

strange behavior of cursor position

edit 05-23

I made a small copy of the original doc that will reproduce this issue. The file is available from my github repo here

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  • Try Shrinking the font size
    – Sam
    May 17, 2017 at 6:29
  • @Sam, what do you mean by shrinking? I change font size But also this doesn't help.
    – mt1022
    May 17, 2017 at 6:31
  • Try the Font spacing or position (Expanded or raised)
    – Sam
    May 17, 2017 at 7:19
  • This is made all the more funny by the newest suggestions by our college professors to never use two spaces after a period. To say that your software won't allow it is to say the dog ate your homework. If I were still in school I would ask the good prof to show me how.
    – SDsolar
    May 17, 2017 at 8:02
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    @mrjink, see the link in my edit;
    – mt1022
    May 23, 2017 at 14:43

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Disable this paragraph marks which is enabled in you document. enter image description here

  • Thanks for your suggestion, But this does not affect the behavior of cursor positon.
    – mt1022
    May 17, 2017 at 6:17
  • It does not answer the question
    – Sam
    May 17, 2017 at 6:28

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