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Copy from PDF into Word, automatic format

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Dear All,

 

I am copying (making a summary) out a pdf file, which uses a smaller line width than the word file where I paste it in. I estimate to make about 200 of these actions, and if I cant automatically erase the enters at the end of each paste, I estimate that it requires on average another 3 edits per paste. 

 

Perhaps I have missed an option in the word formatting, but I cant figure it out.

Please see attached for an example.

Appreciate the help!!

3 Replies
best response confirmed by Aminam20 (Occasional Contributor)
Solution
It is because you are copying from another application. It converts the end of each line as a paragraph mark.

You can save yourself the stress of making the edits by copying all the contents. Select all the affected lines and replace paragraph marks with space.

Cheers

@wumolad Thanks for your reply.

"You can save yourself the stress of making the edits by copying all the contents." 
I am not sure what you mean here. I only copy some select parts out of a 1500page doc manually.

"paragraph marks with space."
I am kinda struggling to do this. I am working in 'Find and Replace' now, managed to use 'Special' to insert the paragraph sign, but cant replace it with a space. 

Any advise for this? 

Thanks!

@Aminam20 Do not use the symbol ¶, because that isn't the paragraph mark you see when displaying nonprinting characters. In the Find/Replace dialog, use the code ^p to represent the paragraph mark. (In the list from the Special button, use "Paragraph Mark" and not "Paragraph Character", which will insert the ^p in the dialog's box, or you can just type ^p in the box.)

 

More on this at http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/CleanWebText.htm