# signs showing up in compile....help!

Hi, I’m hoping someone can help (I’ve searched the manual and website). I’ve got a book of poetry I’m sending off in a pdf format for printing, and when I compile, I get random number signs showing up in the pdf. I’ve checked, and it’s not a special invisible character - just random paragraph returns. It shows up in some blank lines but not all. Does anyone have a fabulous workaround? Thanks in advance!

That’s a blank-line separator, I think.

Point two of this post should help:

literatureandlatte.com/foru … 90#p270690

Slàinte mhòr.

Thanks JoRo! That link led me to poke around a little more until I found this video: youtube.com/watch?v=R1_6YaJRGzo which gave me the step-by-step to get to that. I didn’t realize I had to duplicate the format before I could edit it.

I appreciate your help! :slight_smile: If I (hopefully) remember my Irish Gaelic class correctly - go raibh maith agat!

You are welcome.

Never sure how much info to give (for fear of sounding patronising), but glad it helped you to find the solution you needed. Also, I didn’t have a Mac with me at the time of writing, so I couldn’t readily provide more details anyway.

Aye. Slàinte mhath in Scottish Gaelic and sláinte mhaith in Irish Gaelic, both meaning “good health”. As a mnemonic, my grandmother used to say that the accent over the a in Scottish Gaelic is trying to stand up; in Irish Gaelic it is toppling over. To my shame, that’s just about all the Gaelic I know, save for asking someone to open or close the door or window, or talking about the weather. Not terribly useful.

Good luck with the book.

Slàinte mhòr (great health, as well as a Jacobite toast) in Scottish Gaelic.