Solved word 2007 remove unwanted symbols after pasing from webpage

August 27, 2013 at 07:42:50
Specs: Windows 7
When copying text from a web page, there are carriage return symbols at the end of each line of text, as opposed to paragraph marks or natural breaks. I want to use the find and replace command to remove the carriage return symbols at the end of each line so the text will flow unbroken in my word document. When using find and replace, what do I put in the find box to represent the carriage return symbol. I will want to replace it with a space, but not sure what symbol to use for the carriage return. I have tried copying the carriage return symbol in the word doc and pasting it into the find box, but that doesn't work.

Please let me know if there's an easier way than find and replace to remove the carriage returns, or if not, what ascii symbol do I use to represent the carriage return in the find dialog box?

Thanks!

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August 27, 2013 at 09:41:22
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Look here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/w...

Down the bottom are the special characters for Line Breaks, Paragraph Marks, etc.

You may need to experiment a bit to get what your looking for.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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August 27, 2013 at 10:05:55
Thank you. I was already using that command, but didn't know the correct symbol or the correct terminology for a "Manual line break". I found it in the Microsoft support article you linked to at the top of your reply. It turns out I was calling it a carriage return when actually it is a manual line break and it was one of the special symbols listed at the bottom of the dialog box. Answer = ^l or ^11

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