Margin marks or crop marks appear on each corner of the page when you open a document in Word

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SYMPTOMS

When you open a document in Microsoft Word, margin marks or crop marks may appear on each corner of the page.

CAUSE

This problem occurs only if you have one of the following Asian languages turned on in Microsoft Office Language Settings:
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Note These margin marks or crop marks that may appear on corners of the page are different from text boundary marks. To turn on or turn off text boundaries, you can use the Text boundaries option that is available in Microsoft Word.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, remove all the Asian languages from the Enabled languages list in Microsoft Office Language Settings. To do this, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

Remove margin marks in Word 2003

Make sure that the Text boundaries option in Word is not selected. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the View tab, under Print and Web Layout options, verify that the Text boundaries check box is selected.

    If the Text boundaries check box is selected, click to clear the Text boundaries check box.
Remove all the Asian languages from the Enabled languages list. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.
  2. In the Enabled languages list, select and remove all the languages that you do not use except English (U.S.). To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the Enabled languages list, select a language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
    2. Click OK to update the language settings.

      Note You may press the CTRL key and select more than one language, and then click Remove to remove those languages.

Remove margin marks in Word 2002

Make sure that the Text boundaries option in Word is not selected. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word 2002.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the View tab, under Print and Web Layout options, verify that the Text boundaries check box is selected.

    If the Text boundaries check box is selected, click to clear the Text boundaries check box.
Remove all the Asian languages from the Enabled languages list. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office XP Language Settings.
  2. In the Enabled languages list, select and remove all the languages that you do not use except English (U.S.). To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the Enabled languages list, select a language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
    2. Click OK to update the language settings.

      Note You may press the CTRL key and select more than one language, and then click Remove to remove those languages.

Remove margin marks in Word 2000

Make sure that the Text boundaries option in Word is not selected. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word 2000.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. On the View tab, verify that the Text boundaries check box is selected under Print and Web Layout options.

    If the Text boundaries check box is selected, click to clear the Text boundaries check box.
Remove all the Asian languages from the Enabled languages list. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Language Settings.
  2. In the Enabled languages list, remove all the languages that you do not use except English (U.S.). To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the Enabled languages list, select a language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
    2. Click OK to update the language settings.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to use Microsoft Office Language Settings, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
282571 WD2002: Spanish (Mexico) language not enabled in Office XP Language Settings tool

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Article ID: 839371 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
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