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How to replace paragraph with comma?

Posted on 2012-04-06
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In the attached Word 2007 document, I'd like to replace paragraphs with commas.  I select Replace, then special and choose Paragraph Character.  Then comma as replacement item.  But nothing happens.  Any suggestions?
comma-replace.docx
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You can use find/replace, use More options and choose your special character from the Special drop down.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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It's the Paragraph Mark you need to use, type ^p instead at Find What if you like.
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Use the special option "Paragraph Mark" or type "^p" in the Find What box.

Follow up with the comma in the replace with box and it should work.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Hello brettr, may I ask why you close this question this way? I was the first to suggest that you use the Paragraph Mark instead of the Paragraph Character. That is the correct answer to your question, I don't think tobyweston's suggestion is worth half the points, I think no points at all...
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I chose both because they were both correct.  EE doesn't have much of any guidelines for accepting solutions.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Hmm, IMHO you should choose the first correct answer. Or other people would get points for 'copying' answers, what if 3 other people gave the same answer? Would you please reconsider closing this question differently? Thank you.
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I can't change the answer acceptance.  You should contact EE if you want it changed.
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@brettr - You can change, use the 'Request Attention' button on top and explain that you want to close differently. Thanks.
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