7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2016 11:09 AM by bekreider

    Periods appearing over all my letters


      I'm sure this is a real easy fix with a press of a button, but for the life of me I cannot find the answer for it.


      Every time I type a letter, even in different fonts periods appear over every of the letters. It's not Hidden Characters, I thought about toggling that on and off and that didn't solve it.

      Whenever I try to google it, it assumes I'm trying to insert a diacritic (from the glyph menu) and I can't find an answer on why I would be getting a single dot over every character as I'm typing.


      I would greatly appreciate someone telling me the silly setting I need to turn off.


      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
          Migintosh Level 4

          My first thought was that it could be a paragraph rule above, with the type of line set to dotted, but for every letter to have one dot above would take some serious coincidence to work out that way. Here's a screen shot of something similar done with a rule above, but the dots don't correspond directly to each letter.

          Screen Shot 2016-11-14 at 9.42.07 PM.png

          • 2. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
            bekreider Level 1

            Was there something with the paragraph rule that you toggled on or off?

            • 3. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
              [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

              Select such a character and look in your Paragraph Styles panel. Does it show a '+' after the style name? In that case you have a local override of some kind. Hover the mouse on the style name to see what the overrides are.

              • 4. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
                TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Do you have underline turned on? But again it would be unlikely that the dots would be exactly over each letter.


                Perhaps this is a demo font for testing? And to get rid of the dots, you need to buy the full version of the font? I've never come across anything like that, but it could be...

                • 5. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
                  Sandee Cohen Adobe Community Professional

                  Let's see if it's a paragraph rule. And then we'll turn it off.


                  Click inside any text with the dots.


                  Go to the extreme right of the Control panel and click the icon to open the menu.


                  step 1.png


                  In the menu, choose Paragraph Rules.


                  Step 2.png


                  In the dialog box, look to see if Paragraph Rules is turned on.


                  Step 3.png


                  You can turn it off, but most likely it's going to pop up again. So click Cancel.


                  If it's not on, we'll have to figure out something else. But I'm almost positive it is.


                  If it is on, keep your cursor in that text and open the Paragraph Styles panel.


                  Look at whatever style is selected. It may or may not have a plus ( + ) sign.


                  Step 4.png


                  Double click that style, even if it doesn't have a plus sign.


                  In the dialog box, click Paragraph Rules.


                  Step 5.png

                  Turn off the rule. Click OK. This should turn off the dots for all text.


                  (PS It's possible, but doubtful that it's a Rule Below, so check that setting also.)

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                  • 6. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
                    Sandee Cohen Adobe Community Professional

                    The only time I bought a demo font, they made it a demo by substituting some glyphs with the company's logo. But never dots.

                    • 7. Re: Periods appearing over all my letters
                      bekreider Level 1

                      Thanks for going through such length of showing examples. When you brought up paragraph styles I realized it probably had something to do with the styles. These files are given to us through a partnership in Japan and by default they had some weird setting on their style sheet (There wasn't anything listed in it though). However I imported some old styles from another document that I created and used them to override it and that did the trick. There was nothing selected with paragraph rules though prior to doing this though.