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    Unhappy Is this possible?

    I have a book that I am scanning into electronic format & editing in Word 2013. Does anyone know whether it is possible to 'find & replace' all the : softbreaks & optional hyphen’s?
    Ultimately I am wanting to delete all softbreaks & optional hyphen’s.
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    Robko,

    It's possible but it all depends on how the OCR software codes it...ah there's the rub!
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    Thanks for responding RetiredGeek - I will give this a try tonight.
    If it is remotely possible, you don't explain what steps to take.

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    It's possible to use a macro do such clean-up work. See, for example: http://www.msofficeforums.com/word/1...html#post32907 . Although you refer to 'softbreaks', I take it you mean the paragraph breaks (i.e. the ones that look like ) OCR software might insert at the end of every line. The macro caters for those (and hyphens). If your software inserts manual line breaks (i.e. the ones that look like ↵), the macro could be tweaked to handle those too.
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    OK, thanks - I'll give it a try over the weekend.

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