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MS Word: Find & Replace help


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blakogre

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I am trying to fix line places created by pasting text from a PDF into MS Word. The document now has line breaks in the middle of sentences.

I've tried flavors of <(*)> with ^p to remove them, to no avail. If someone could help, it would save days of work in a 350pg document.

For example:

"This is an example
of the problem I am having, and
I would like to get it
resolved if possible"

Transform to:
"This is an example of the problem I am having, and I would like to get it resolved if possible."

Searching for ^$^p^$ FINDS them all -- but I can't use ^$ in the replace. I'd like it to be "^$ ^$" theoretically. Delete ^p, put a space.

there are also pieces in here that *should* have a line break. They always end with a "."

A. This is a sample of neede break.
B. This is another one.
C. This is a third.

This is an example of
one that should not have
a line break.

Any help appreciated.

Edited by blakogre, 30 June 2006 - 10:23 AM.

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Blakogre,
if I have understood your problem correctly the following may provide a simple solution.

Step 1.
Replace all paragraph marks with a space

Find ^p Replace With space (just press the spacebar)


Step 2.
Add a paragraph mark after each full stop

Find . Replace With .^p



Hope this helps

DSM
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