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I use LO for most things now, except for this problem: cleaning up “dirty” documents. I still kept a copy of "MS Word 95" just because I was used to it, and I tried many times doing same in LO but gave up - it never worked.

It took me the last 3 hours but I finally figured it out. Time to chuck Word (and MS Windows) at last! :-)

This is how I used to do it before, using MS Word:

1. search for ^p^p and replace with XX
2. search for ^p and replace with _ (a single space)
3. search for XX and replace with ^p
4. search for _ _ (double space, no spaces!) and replace with _ (single space)
5. run it multiple times until there are no more extra spaces in the document

This is how I now do it, with Libre Office

2. search for ^$and replace with XX_ (a space after the XX) 3. search for$ and replace with a _ (space)