MS Word Quick Tip #2 How to clean up documents with paragraph marks after every line.

Okay so this one aggravated me for awhile and I found the internet useless for it.

Yes, yes everyone tells you how to remove every  paragraph mark in your document, but what if you don’t want to remove them from the places the paragraph marks should actually be?

I put my brain into action and came up with this easy work around.

First Go to your find and replace command and type in the special characters for paragraphs in the FIND box.

They look like this: ^p

Then do it again so it looks like this: ^p^p

Next go to the REPLACE WITH box and type any random symbol that you know is NOT in your document. I used the @ symbol for this particular document but if you have @ symbols in your document use something else.

So it looks like this:

FIND: ^p^p

REPLACE WITH: @

Click the REPLACE ALL button.

Next go back to the find and replace options and type this in:

FIND: ^p

REPLACE WITH: *Here you will simply press the space bar once to create a space*

Click the REPLACE ALL button.

Final step:

Go back to the find and replace options and type this in:

FIND: @

REPLACE WITH: ^p

Click the REPLACE ALL button.

Looks nice doesn’t it?

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