Sometimes, after an update, or downloading a new template, you may see some special characters displayed, especially on the cover page.  Example below:

This is a global setting in Microsoft Word and can be easily changed.  

  • Select File > Options
  • Click "Advanced" on the left menu to open the advanced options
  • Scroll down to the "Show Document Content" section 
  • Uncheck "Show field codes instead of their values" 

  • Click "OK" button to save changes. When the options window closes, your document should no longer be displaying these special characters.

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