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.