I used ABBYY to scan some documents into a Word 2007 document. After doing dome clean-up on the formatting, I started noticing strange text artifacts like this that appear throughout my document:
I have no idea what it is or where it is coming from. It doesn't appear to be anything I can select and delete. It's as if it's part of the background itself as it remains in place no matter what I do to object above it. I can type over it, add some carriage returns above it, backspace over it, etc. No matter what I do, this artifact stays.
They're even present when I save my document as a PDF. Oddly, some have since disappeared, but a few remain. They're definitely within the document itself. Is my document haunted?