There are two settings that I know of for viewing white space characters. The first is located in Windows>Preferences>Text Editors and the 6th checkbox down in that section is show whitespace characters. If you are seeing symbols such as the paragraph tag for your carraige return/line feeds this is the one to turn off.
There is also a shortcut key that I accidenally hit last night. I spent a bit of time pounding on my keyboard until I found it again. If you accidentally hit this shortcut key you will see \r\n for your carraige return/line feeds. In this case hit Ctrl-. (that is control and the period key) and the whitespace characters should go away.
Hope this helps.
Control Period is what I needed.
The option in windows text editors did not make the characters go away, just made them a lighter shade of gray.
Thank you very very much.