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Old 09-03-2021, 12:57 PM
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I have many paragraph that I would like to consolidate. The first paragraph is always a name which ends with a paragraph mark, followed by the next paragraph which also ends with a paragraph mark. The paragraph following the name is just some text.

Can I have those two paragraphs combine into one with a colon separating the name and the second paragraph with new paragraph having a hanging indent of 1"?



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Via a macro? Do you have a style with the indent set to your preference?

I would record a macro of these steps after selecting the content I want to do this with:
1. With the content selected, choose Insert > Table > Convert Text to Table (2 columns, separate text at paragraphs)
2. When the table is created, choose Table Tools > Layout > Convert to Text (separate text with Other = :
3. Find and Replace dialog to find : and replace with :[space]
4. Assign the style OR paragraph hanging indent.
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Hi Andrew, that will work perfectly find. Thank you very much. I would have never thought of that in a million years and I will make a style.
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