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    Removing paragraph breaks (MS Word 2003)

    I have cut and pasted text from from an Adobe document into Word, and paragraph breaks are inserted at the end of every line of text. MS Word find and replace doesn't seem to recognize them, unless i'm doing something wrong. I find it hard to believe i must remove them all manually; can anyone enlighten me?

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    Re: Removing paragraph breaks (MS Word 2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Perhaps they are line breaks instead of paragraph breaks. The code to enter in the Find What box for a line break is <code>^l</code> (the "hat" character followed by lower case L).

    If you turn on Show/Hide , you can see the difference. See screenshot below.
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    Re: Removing paragraph breaks (MS Word 2003)

    When viewing in normal mode, there are paragraph breaks (and paragraph symbols when viewed in normal mode) at the end of each line. Any other ideas? thanks!
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    Re: Removing paragraph breaks (MS Word 2003)

    Hi there

    I had a problem similar to this last year, have a look at <!post=Remove a pilcrow (2K3),659507>Remove a pilcrow (2K3)<!/post>
    Jerry

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    Re: Removing paragraph breaks (MS Word 2003)

    If they appear to be paragraph marks but are not found with a ^p then you should try ^13 or ^013.

    There is an odd variant of a paragraph mark/new line which can only be found with the character code rather than the simpler ^p.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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