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Hey guys,
I am constantly editing rtf & html ebooks with word. Every document for
some odd reason has a couple of areas where there is an extra space in
between paragraphs, here's an example:

Hlkjlkjk.......................................... .........................
.................................................. ..........................
.................................................. ..........................
......................klklkl.


Koipopio.......................................... .........................
.................................................. ..........................
.................................................. ..........................
......................ppopop.

In the example above there are two spaces between the 2 paragraphs when
their should only be one. This happens about 2 to 3 times per document & is
a little time consuming to search the document for each one.

I figured out how to fix this by using the Find & Replace tools. I would
open up Find, then click on the More button. Then I open up special &
choose 1st paragraph mark (^p) & 2nd white space (^w). It looks like this
in the find box: ^p^w

This has been working perfectly, but all of a sudden it can't find any of
them, even when I know for sure that their are 2 to 3 in the document.
Does anyone know whats up with this? Any help would be appreciated, not to
mention save me alot of time.

Thanx,
KlikThis
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maybe they are line breaks instead of paragraphs. Try ^l^w.
"KlikThis" wrote in message
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Hey guys,
I am constantly editing rtf & html ebooks with word. Every document for
some odd reason has a couple of areas where there is an extra space in
between paragraphs, here's an example:


Hlkjlkjk.......................................... .........................

.................................................. ..........................

.................................................. ..........................
.....................klklkl.



Koipopio.......................................... .........................

.................................................. ..........................

.................................................. ..........................
.....................ppopop.

In the example above there are two spaces between the 2 paragraphs when
their should only be one. This happens about 2 to 3 times per document &

is
a little time consuming to search the document for each one.

I figured out how to fix this by using the Find & Replace tools. I would
open up Find, then click on the More button. Then I open up special &
choose 1st paragraph mark (^p) & 2nd white space (^w). It looks like this
in the find box: ^p^w

This has been working perfectly, but all of a sudden it can't find any of
them, even when I know for sure that their are 2 to 3 in the document.
Does anyone know whats up with this? Any help would be appreciated, not to
mention save me alot of time.

Thanx,
KlikThis



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Check the paragraphs (Format | Paragraph) to see if they have any Space
Before/After. You'll find this sort of issue much easier to troubleshoot if
you have nonprinting characters displayed; see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm

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"KlikThis" wrote in message
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Hey guys,
I am constantly editing rtf & html ebooks with word. Every document for
some odd reason has a couple of areas where there is an extra space in
between paragraphs, here's an example:


Hlkjlkjk.......................................... .........................

.................................................. ..........................

.................................................. ..........................
.....................klklkl.



Koipopio.......................................... .........................

.................................................. ..........................

.................................................. ..........................
.....................ppopop.

In the example above there are two spaces between the 2 paragraphs when
their should only be one. This happens about 2 to 3 times per document &

is
a little time consuming to search the document for each one.

I figured out how to fix this by using the Find & Replace tools. I would
open up Find, then click on the More button. Then I open up special &
choose 1st paragraph mark (^p) & 2nd white space (^w). It looks like this
in the find box: ^p^w

This has been working perfectly, but all of a sudden it can't find any of
them, even when I know for sure that their are 2 to 3 in the document.
Does anyone know whats up with this? Any help would be appreciated, not to
mention save me alot of time.

Thanx,
KlikThis


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Thanx for both of yalls help on this one. I finally got it, & here's how I
did it if anyone else is having the same problem.

Went to:
-- Tools Options Compatability Recommended Options For: & chose Word
2003
-- Then I put a check in each one of these boxes:
* Don't use HTML paragraph auto spacing
* Show hard page or column breaks in frames
* Suppress extra line spacing at the bottom of the page
* Suppress extra line spacing at the top of the page
* Suppress Space Before & After a hard page break or column break
* Use link breaking rules

So now the problem is solved, & I really appreciate the help yall gave me.
Thanx,
[ ...::: KlikThis :::... ]
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