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    paragraph marks (xp)

    I copied and pasted a page from my webmail into Word. I tried replacing the paragraph marks, but they were a bit funny-looking and totally resisted copy_paste into the Replace dialogue box. Have any idea how to get rid of those ######s?

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    Re: paragraph marks (xp)

    abaltes

    I'd suspect that they are linefeeds - look like a leftarrow with a vertical tail

    To search for them look for manual line breaks in the More > special characters options of the find dialogue

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    Re: paragraph marks (xp)

    Dear Gramps,
    Actually, they are some version of the paragraph marker, but they don't allow themselves to be copied and pasted. I can send you part of the document for you to check.

    *Ammendment to post: I have used the technique you suggested, and am able to replace them now. The copy/paste must just be a bug in my program. Thanks a million.
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    Re: paragraph marks (xp)

    This is a bug in Word 2002. See this article.
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    Re: paragraph marks (xp)

    Don't paste in the character - Use Find and Replace, type in at 'Find' "^p" - for paragraph mark - [minus the quotes of course] and in the replace box choose space if there's no space between the paragraph mark and the beginning of the next word, or nothing, if a space exists.

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