Removing {PAGE/*MERGEFORMAT} from my microsoft document


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Pls, I have been working on a document on microsoft word . Just today , I started seeing {PAGE/*MERGEFORMAT} . The references of the document has also been removed and joined to the body of the write up in a disorderly meaningless fashion. I need your urgent help on how to remove this from my write up and get the original document back please.
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Seeing this in the body of my write up:
therapy</keyword></keywords><dates><year>1990</year><pub-dates><date>May</date></pub-dates></dates><isbn>0024-7758 (Print)&#xD;0024-7758 (Linking)</isbn><accession-num>2352247</accession-num><urls><related-...

Thanks for your anticipated helpful response.
 

macropod

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You have Word's field code display toggled 'on'. Pressing Alt-F9 toggles it on/off. The setting can also be controlled via File>Options>Advanced>Show Document Content>Shoe field codes instead of their values.
 
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I am having the same problem. I did all the steps listed and the document displayed the page number. However, when I print the page, I still get {PAGE\*MERGEFORMAT}. i tried both options as described. I can toggle back and forth between the actual page number and the MERGEFORMAT phrase but the document still will not print the number. Suggestions?
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Evidently, you have Word configured to print field codes instead of their values. See under File|Options|Advanced>Print.
 

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