Thanks Dave, I found a format check box under the display tab and I think that did the trick. If not, I now know where to go for other controls in Word 7. BTW, the list owes you a big 'thank you' for all the unselfish help you provide on an endless variety of questions and you have my thanks for all you do for sure. Mitch ----- Original Message ----- From: Farfar Carlson To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:07 AM Subject: Re: Windows 7 space and paragraph markers Hello. Tools/options. Then depending on your version of Word you will find some checkboxes in a page specific to editing or display. There are a number of characters there that can be displayed, or not, to your preference. Dave Created in the Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Jose, California ----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Mitchell To: JAWS Help Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 06:30 Subject: Windows 7 space and paragraph markers Greetings All: How can I stop JAWS 12 from saying 'space marker' & paragraph marker' when I arrow by character in a Word document? Thanks very much. Mitch Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.