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Those are the breaks! Or not! Removing breaks from documents

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Did you just inherit a mess of a document with hard breaks all over the place? Did you know that you can just do a find/replace to get rid of them? Try this!Microsoft Word

  1. First click the Show/Hide button in the Paragraph group on the Home tab to turn it on. This will make all those breaks visible.

  2. Press Ctrl+H or if you’re using 2010-13, and click the Replace button in the Editing group. Alternatively, you can click on the Find button and then Advanced Find.

  3. Click the More button and then the Special button at the bottom. Here you’ll find allMicrosoft Word the special characters, such as section, column and page breaks.

  4. Choosing each one will reveal the special character code that you can just type in next time. For example,Microsoft Word ^m is hard page break.

  5. Click on the Replace tab at the top and click the Replace or Replace All button.

Now, you can put those breaks where you want them!

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