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Replace Form Feed character with Line Feed character in MS Word 2007

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Is there a method in MS Word to replace a form feed character with a line feed character? I copy text files into Word. Some of the files have a segment separator that is a form feed character. Some have segment separators that are line feed characters. The line feed character formats the file perfectly in Word. The form feed does not. An example of each is attached.
LineFeed.txt
FormFeed.txt
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You can search for ^028 and replace with ^011. Make sure wildcards are being used.


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Thanks jkunrein. Works like a charm.

 Where would there be a listing of codes that correspond with special characters like 028 = form feed and 11 = line feed ?
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I couldn't tell you where a list is. My Google Fu is doing poorly right now.

But, I'll tell you how I got the code for the form feed. I used a macro that tells me the code of each character that is selected. Since I got this from someone else, I'm including the author's name. It is not my creation.

Public Sub cmd_DisplayAllCharacterCode()

' Procedure :   cmd_DisplayAllCharacterCode

' Description:  Displays the ascii character code of the selected string.

' Copyright:    Chris Greaves Inc.

' Inputs:       None

' Returns:      Nothing

' Assumes:      Nothing

' Side Effects: The selection may change.

' Tested:       By a call from the user.

    Dim strText As String

    strText = Selection.Text

    Dim strCodes As String

    strCodes = ""

    Dim i As Integer

    For i = 1 To Len(strText)

        strCodes = strCodes & " " & intCharacterCode(Mid$(strText, i, 1))

    Next i

    Application.StatusBar = strCodes

End Sub

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Thanks jkunrein. How did you use it? I am not familiar with using a macro in Word.
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Copy the code exactly as it shows up in that previous message.
In Word, press Alt+F11.
In the left-hand pane, open up the Normal folder. Open up a module (possibly NewMacros or Module1 or just create a new module).
Paste the text in the pane on the right side.
In Word, you can press Alt+F8 to bring up a list of macros. Choose cmd_DisplayAllCharacterCode.
You'll see the codes in the status bar at the bottom. You can place the cursor before a single character to see that code. If you can also select a portion of text (though there is a reasonable max you can select).
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Although, I just realized that there is a function attached to this. Copy this and place it on the same page as the other code.
Public Function intCharacterCode(strCh As String) As Integer

' Procedure :   intCharacterCode

' Description:  Return the unicode of the character.

' Copyright:    Chris Greaves Inc.

' Inputs:       STRING

' Returns:      INTEGER

' Assumes:      Nothing

' Side Effects: The selection may change.

' Tested:       By a call from the user

    Dim intunicode As Integer

    intunicode = AscW(strCh)

    If intunicode < 0 Then intunicode = intunicode + 65536

    intCharacterCode = intunicode



End Function

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jkunrein,
       I will try this. Will probably have more questions.
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