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How to replace all paragraphs with line break

In Word 2007 (Windows), how do I replace all paragraphs with single line breaks?
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MISOperationsCommented:
You want just lines between each paragraph?
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MISOperationsCommented:
If that is the case, in the space after the paragraph hold the key that makes ----- as it goes across the page, then press enter.
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blakogreCommented:
Open the Doc.  Hit Ctrl-H.  Click "More"

A paragraph break is ^m -- put that in "find"

A manual line break is ^l (lowercase L) -- put that in Replace, and then choose replace or replace all.

Hit "Special" at the bottom of this window to find out the codes (^m, ^l, etc)

Good luck!
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brettrAuthor Commented:
@blakogre:

Apparently this isn't doing anything as there are no matches.  Paragraph is actually ^v, according to the Special button.

Any other suggestions?
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MISOperationsCommented:
Mine works perfectly...
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blakogreCommented:
^p is paragraph mark.  ^v is paragraph character.  ^l is line break -- see which your document contains and which you are trying to eliminate by searching for each individually.

Alternately -- is it a document you can post here?

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blakogreCommented:
You can click the Paragraph symbol to show marks.
You can click the Microsoft button, then Word Options (at bottom), then select Display to see some and turn display on/off.

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GrahamSkanCommented:
By 'Paragraph symbol',  blakogre is referring to the Show/Hide button with a pilcrow character (¶). This toggles the display of the formatting characters which will not appear in the print.
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Paul SauvéCommented:
In MS Word
the paragraph mark is ^p
The line break is ^l
Change Paragraphs.doc lines.doc
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Paul SauvéCommented:
Please note: There is a difference between the paragraph mark - ctrl-p (when you press enter) and the paragraph character (¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ - ctrl-v)
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