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That won't help because the end-of-line indication is part of the
structure, not the format of the document.

I'm afraid the only way I've ever found to solve this problem is to put a
second hard return at the end of each paragraph, do a find and replace of a
double hard return, replacing it with QQQ (or some other unlikely to occur
character sequence), then doing a find and replace of single hard returns,
replacing them with nothing, then doing a find and replace on QQQ,
replacing the placeholder characters with hard returns. It's a lot of
manual work, but it works.


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Calvin Kim <> wrote:

On 02/09/2012 05:46 PM, . wrote:

On 02/09/2012 05:32 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 00:19, 

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I have a hundreds of paragraphs that need to be fixed so that they fit
the width of the pages in which they are located.

Presently, the paragraphs are about 4" wide and all have the
"non-printing character" at the end of each text line that looks like a
backward letter P with a line next to it.

Is there a quick way to get rid of this problem?

 It sounds to me that the text came from a hard-wrapped text file (like
an email). A workaround would be to save the paragraph contents to a
plain text file, open it in a web browser, and then copy the text from
the browser. Web browsers treat all whitespace as they would treat a

 I saved the huge file as Plain Text.txt

The file was then opened in Firefox but the vast amount of white space
didn't go away even though I cut and pasted it back into Writer.

It seems that the character at the end of each line is a carriage return.

Any ideas what to do now?

 When you paste back into LO. Did you use 'Paste Special'?
Try 'Paste Special' <Ctrl>+<Shift>+V and select 'Unformatted Text'


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