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Windows Questions and Answers - Removing Arrow Characters in Forwarded E-mails

S Peden writes in with a Windows question:
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. I receive lots of forwards with a whole row of >>>>> down the right side of the email page. Why are they there and how do I get rid of them? I want to copy and print the email out, and don't want the arrows on the copy.

Answer: The right arrows (or greater than signs) are put there to indicate that it is a forwarded message. There is nothing you can do about that when you receive them.

If you want to print the message without it they you can copy the whole message and paste it into a program like Word. From there you can go to Edit and then Replace or Find. Then there should be an option to replace one character with another. So you would put > in the Find what box and then either nothing or a space in the Replace with box and click on Replace all. This will replace all the > with nothing which essentially deletes them.

 

 

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