How to Get Rid of Backwards P in Word

If you open a document in Word and see what looks like large Ps at the end of every sentence, then the Show/Hide marker has been turned on.

To get rid of a backwards P, do the following:

  1. Click the Home tab in the ribbon.
  2. Look for the Paragraph group.
  3. Click on the icon that looks like the Backwards P.

This is used for examining the document’s formatting as it shows details of the underlying paragraphs, section breaks and page breaks.

You can turn off this by clicking the paragraph marker. This is usually located on the toolbar.