Libre Writer unwanted .appearing throughout my document. why?


I am having an issue with LIbre office where somehow my entire document has .(periods) before, or in the middle of sentences that make awkward spaces and I can’t delete them.

Check that you haven’t accidentally toggled VIEW–>NON-PRINTING CHARACTERS on (Ctrl-f10)

I have the same issue and it is not from ctrl f10. any other ideas??

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