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Old 08-13-2016, 06:22 PM
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i have a .txt file pasted into a word document and cannot get it to single space.



when i click on the paragraph symbol to display the otherwise hidden line control paragraph symbols a symbol appears at the end of every line and on an otherwise blank line below it.

i have unsuccessfully tried many ways, in addition to editing the symbols, to single space the text lines.

any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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The line spacing setting adjusts the spacing between the lines in a paragraph. You need paragraph spacing to adjust the spacing between the paragraphs. Set Space After to (say) 12.
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i have unsuccessfully tried all the single space options i can find.

i copied the original notepad text to a word document and then applied the ''show paragraph symbol option'' resulting in the image displayed in the attachment.

i'm guessing i need to eliminate the stand alone paragraph control characters between each line?

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You certainly have empty paragraphs between the paragraphs with text, but as I already said this is nothing to do with line spacing but paragraph spacing. Select the text and then -

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your red arrows helped enormously. i was completely unaware of the concept of clicking on the little paragraph check box.

i selected text and tried to apply the settings shown in the attachment to the text, but was unsuccessful [i.e.] the unwanted paragraph controls did not go away.

your help is much appreciated.
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None of this will affect the empty paragraphs. You can remove those using the replace function (CTRL+H). replace
^13{1,}
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^p
with the wildcard option set.
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that worked.
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