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Weird lines appeared in my .docx documents, when I open them in Word 2013:

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I know what those are and how to get rid of them.

Here I am asking, how did I get them in the first place? Because I am million percent sure that I haven't visited configuration windows or section neither in my Word 2010 nor Word 2013 for ages.

So, how it is possible that I see them now and haven't seen them yesterday or the day before yesterday? Is there some magic keyboard shortcut that I accidentally pressed that enabled them?

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    Perhaps your cat did it.    :-)    ⁠ – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' May 7 at 17:53
  • As far as I know, there is no such shortcut key to enable/disable the option "Show crop marks" in Word. In addition, check if you have ever double-clicked on the white space between two pages to hide/unhide the the white space. If you hide white space, crop marks will turn to be linking marks between two pages. – Herb Gu _ MSFT May 8 at 8:25
  • @G-ManSays'ReinstateMonica' I don't have a cat. But seems like a good hit! :> I have a chinchilla! :> – trejder May 8 at 18:24
  • @HerbGu_MSFT I will have to go to another place where I left my computer with Word 2013, because it happened only there. But, your comment sounds like a jackpot hit, so I'd suggest turning it into an answer. I am more than sure that I haven't changed this option in configuration myself. And I am more than sure that I don't have a cat! :) But it is more than likely that I have double-clicked pages separator space or messed up something with display mode. It seems that your answer is pretty much valid. – trejder May 8 at 18:27
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    @trejder OK. I'm glad to see that my reply was helpful to your question. I'm a single young man and I don't have any cat but I love them very much. Cats' pink meat pads ~~~ – Herb Gu _ MSFT May 11 at 2:03
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As far as I know, there is no such shortcut key to enable/disable the option "Show crop marks" in Word.

In addition, check if you have ever double-clicked on the white space between two pages to hide/unhide the the white space. If you hide white space, crop marks will turn to be linking marks between two pages.

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