Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger ibe98765's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Posts
    966
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Replacing shift-enter (Word 2002)

    When I copy something into Word from the web, I often see that lines are ended with a "Shift-Enter" rather than a normal carriage return. How can I find the "Shift-Enter" character in Word usin gthe Edit-Replace menu so that I can do a replace all with a standard carriage return? There doesn't seem to be any way to do this in Word.

  2. #2
    Bronze Lounger IanWilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,523
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Replacing shift-enter (Word 2002)

    In the find box enter ^l (with a lower case L not a number 1, which means the line break you get from Shift-Enter) and in the replace box put ^p which is a paragraph mark (what you get with Enter).

    Ian

  3. #3
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Replacing shift-enter (Word 2002)

    Ian has already solved your problem, but just for future reference: if you click More in the Find/Replace dialog, then click Special, you'll get a popup list of special items you can use. Paragraph mark and manual line break are among them.

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger ibe98765's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Posts
    966
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Re: Replacing shift-enter (Word 2002)

    Yeah, I know about the MORE box but I couldn't find Shift-Enter there.

  5. #5
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: Replacing shift-enter (Word 2002)

    You may also find Phil Rabichow's star post <!post=Find/Replace Special Characters (Word),421558>Find/Replace Special Characters (Word)<!/post> useful.

  6. #6
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    1,921
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Replacing shift-enter (Word 2002)

    I wasn't sure if it was understood that what some call "shift enter" (because that's the way you enter it) is called "manual line break" (it's logical meaning) in the replace dialog.

    Fred

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •