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I need some help with the extra lines between text (see attached image). I have documents of up to 100 pages with many empty space between and have no clue how to remove it, I already tried everything.
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Find&Replace--> Find: [Special (drop down list at bottom) - Manual Line Break]
--> Replace: null
--> hit Replace all
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Find&Replace--> Find: [Special (drop down list at bottom) - Manual Line Break]
--> Replace: null
--> hit Replace all
I've already tried this, but it doesn't work. It says no results found.
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Find and replace with Wildcards option ticked
Find: ^13{2,}
Replace: ^13
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Find and replace with Wildcards option ticked
Find: ^13{2,}
Replace: ^13
It doesn't work either, it says no results found.
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Did you tick the 'Use Wildcards' option? You might have to click on the More>> button to see it.
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Did you tick the 'Use Wildcards' option? You might have to click on the More>> button to see it.
I did tick it
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OK, perhaps you might upload a sample document so we can see what you are dealing with.
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OK, perhaps you might upload a sample document so we can see what you are dealing with.
Don't mind the content, they are some old trial transcripts.

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Well it works fine for me. Can you confirm your replace dialog looks exactly like this?
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Well it works fine for me. Can you confirm your replace dialog looks exactly like this?
When I use { and }, I get an error message. And when I use ( and ) it says no results found.
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I also want to add that I want to apply it to the whole document. Some are up to 100 pages long and doing everything manual just takes way too much time.
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The only reason I can think of for this not to work on your machine is if you are using a non-English version of Word or Windows. Is that the case?

Try the same replace dialog with Wildcards turned off and
Find: ^p^p
Replace: ^p
This finds two consecutive returns and replaces it with one. You will need to do a Replace All multiple times because this halves the number of instances each time.
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The only reason I can think of for this not to work on your machine is if you are using a non-English version of Word or Windows. Is that the case?

Try the same replace dialog with Wildcards turned off and
Find: ^p^p
Replace: ^p
This finds two consecutive returns and replaces it with one. You will need to do a Replace All multiple times because this halves the number of instances each time.
Yes, I'm using the dutch version.


This one does also not work.
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In the English version you can turn on wildcards and then choose Special > Num Occurrences to get the correct syntax for the element inside the {}. What do you see on your Dutch version?

If the Non-wildcard method doesn't reduce your paragraph marks then I am running out of ideas. In English the ^p appears if I select Special>Paragraph Mark. Do you get a different combination on a Dutch machine?
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