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How to remove broken lines (happens when copying text from a site to LO) [closed]

asked 2016-07-28 12:47:36 +0200

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Hi there,

I just have started on a work which calls for a lot of copying and pasting. For example, I copy a text from a website and paste it on to my LO Writer. Then I need to format the text according to a specified format and submit the document.

My problem is that sometimes when I copy and paste the text from a site to LO (even special no formatting pasting), the text gets copied, but the lines get broken all through the document. I have to manually search for each page to see what are the lines that are broken and then hit backspace to join the line.

Is there a way to make them join with a single command or at least identify where they are inside a document?



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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Srini123
close date 2019-03-27 11:05:10.510028


I use LO

Srini123 gravatar imageSrini123 ( 2016-07-28 12:48:22 +0200 )edit

If you have double linefeeds at all paragraphs you want to keep separate, there's an easy way to merge all other lines.

paul1149 gravatar imagepaul1149 ( 2016-07-28 16:46:08 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-03-27 21:40:21 +0200

Have you tried Edit -> Find & Replace... -> Other options ->

Either Paragraph Styles or Regular Expression. \n in the Replace text box stands for a paragraph break that can be entered with the Enter or Return key.

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