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I am using Kile as a Latex editor, and I particularly like the Tabular Wizard. However, when a cell has an empty value, Kile adds a special character, a pink ×.

When I try to compile the document into pdf format, I then have errors because this special character that supposedly represents empty cells is not known in UTF-8.

Currently I am replacing the special characters with white spaces, but I believe this solution is flimsy at best.

How can I fix this?

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The point of those markers is to be able to move easily from cell to cell, which you can do with Edit --> Bullet --> Next/previous bullet. The default keyboard shortcuts are Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow/Right arrow

But if you don't need these markers: In the bottom left of the wizard window there is a checkbox for Insert bullet. Uncheck this, and Kile will not insert them.

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Thanks, it fixed the problem! – Flame_Phoenix Mar 15 '14 at 21:55
@Torbjørn T., what is your OS? – Sigur Mar 15 '14 at 22:18
@Sigur Kubuntu. – Torbjørn T. Mar 15 '14 at 22:19

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