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I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?
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Default No indent after pilcrow (paragraph mark)

It sounds as if the entire document is a single paragraph. Are there spaces
between what appear to be paragraphs? If so, then, with any luck, they're
created with two line breaks. If so, you can replace two line breaks (^l^l)
with a paragraph break (^p), and then you can apply your indent to all of
them.

Also, if there are actual line breaks represented by a pilcrow, you can
usually find those by searching for ^13.

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I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?

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It sounds as if the entire document is a single paragraph. Are there spaces
between what appear to be paragraphs? If so, then, with any luck, they're
created with two line breaks. If so, you can replace two line breaks (^l^l)
with a paragraph break (^p), and then you can apply your indent to all of
them.

Also, if there are actual line breaks represented by a pilcrow, you can
usually find those by searching for ^13.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message
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I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?

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Thanks so much. The ^13 did it!

On Jan 20, 2:12*pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
It sounds as if the entire document is a single paragraph. Are there spaces
between what appear to be paragraphs? If so, then, with any luck, they're
created with two line breaks. If so, you can replace two line breaks (^l^l)
with a paragraph break (^p), and then you can apply your indent to all of
them.

Also, if there are actual line breaks represented by a pilcrow, you can
usually find those by searching for ^13.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message

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I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?


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Thanks so much. The ^13 did it!

On Jan 20, 2:12*pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
It sounds as if the entire document is a single paragraph. Are there spaces
between what appear to be paragraphs? If so, then, with any luck, they're
created with two line breaks. If so, you can replace two line breaks (^l^l)
with a paragraph break (^p), and then you can apply your indent to all of
them.

Also, if there are actual line breaks represented by a pilcrow, you can
usually find those by searching for ^13.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message

...
I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?




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I'm glad that helped, and thank you for your feedback.

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Words into Type
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http://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message
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Thanks so much. The ^13 did it!

On Jan 20, 2:12 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
It sounds as if the entire document is a single paragraph. Are there
spaces
between what appear to be paragraphs? If so, then, with any luck, they're
created with two line breaks. If so, you can replace two line breaks
(^l^l)
with a paragraph break (^p), and then you can apply your indent to all of
them.

Also, if there are actual line breaks represented by a pilcrow, you can
usually find those by searching for ^13.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message

...
I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?



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I'm glad that helped, and thank you for your feedback.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message
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Thanks so much. The ^13 did it!

On Jan 20, 2:12 pm, "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
It sounds as if the entire document is a single paragraph. Are there
spaces
between what appear to be paragraphs? If so, then, with any luck, they're
created with two line breaks. If so, you can replace two line breaks
(^l^l)
with a paragraph break (^p), and then you can apply your indent to all of
them.

Also, if there are actual line breaks represented by a pilcrow, you can
usually find those by searching for ^13.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org

"qlfwyyd" wrote in message

...
I have a long document that has been copied and pasted into Word that
I'm trying to fix. At the moment there are large slabs of text where
new paragraphs are not indented. I want to add indents. Although I can
search for a paragraph break with "^p" it doesn't seem to find every
actual paragraph break (which is represented in the hidden characters
by a pilcrow or backwards 'P' - ).

If I add an indent using the rulers at the top of the page, it will
add an indent to the very first paragraph, but not to the others. I
have to manually go through, hit delete then enter to show the
document that I really do want a new paragraph there - and that an
automatic indent is required.

Is there any way to do this automatically?



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