Anyone know MS Word really well?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by MikeM, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. MikeM

    MikeM Screenwriter

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    I just need help with what appears to be an easy task, but I can't figure it out. I need to do a Find/Replace on a Word document, for all the instances where there are soft returns (shift-return).

    I have the View > "Show Paragraph Marks" ON to view the marks, and I can visually see the soft-return marks and delete them manually. But this is a huge document. I need to find/replace, but I can't seem to know what to enter in the "find" box for the exact character for a soft-return. I tried "^n" and "
    " (no quotes) but no luck.

    Anyone know the charater for a soft-return that I can enter in the find/replace box? Thanks.
     
  2. Marko Berg

    Marko Berg Supporting Actor

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    This should be in the Computers and HTPC area, but here goes:

    In the Find and Replace dialogue box, click the More button, then the Character button. Apparently there are two types of manual line breaks, ^l and ^m. See if replacing these with nothing will help.
     
  3. MikeM

    MikeM Screenwriter

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    oops...sorry, I guess this should be in Computers....

    THANK YOU!!
    It was "^l"!! That did the trick. Thanks again!
     

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