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For example, this:

This text has been splitted
in lines, and it's longer than
3200 words, so it would be great
to find and replace line breaks
like these.
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Hmm, in VI it would be just typing 4J – Bernhard Dec 12 '12 at 9:11
Did you try to do an Extended replace of '\n' with '' ? – Ofiris Dec 12 '12 at 9:11
If you are looking to compose something like a URL from putting the URI parameters on multiple lines, then this answer is a bit more helpful: – chaotic3quilibrium Aug 19 '15 at 15:37
up vote 94 down vote accepted
  1. Highlight the lines you want to join (or use Ctrl + A to select everything)
  2. Choose Edit → Line Operations → Join Lines from the menu or press Ctrl + J.

It will put in spaces automatically if necessary to prevent words from getting stuck together

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Thanks but i has to be done one by one, is there a way to do this for the entire document? – Gabriel Dec 12 '12 at 9:28
I get it now, I selected the entire document and works exactly like I needed! – Gabriel Dec 12 '12 at 9:29
CTRL J is the shortcut – user640378 Jan 15 '14 at 15:46
OMG, thanks a lot... didnt knew about that - would have saved me a lot of time ;) – Sagive SEO Jun 29 '15 at 11:37


In Search Mode pick Extended

Find - \r\n Replace - leave it empty.

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I believe it needs to be \r\n since this is for Windows. – James Dec 12 '12 at 9:25
It should be \r\n and the replace field should contain one space character. – amiregelz Dec 12 '12 at 9:29
@James, Thanks, fixed. – Ofiris May 31 '13 at 11:33

For me, using Win 7, I had to use


in the Find box and type in <space> in the Replace box so that there is a single space between the last word of the current line and the first word of the next line.

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Did you mean \n – Prasanna Aug 28 '15 at 5:59
No, I mean \r. \n does nothing on my system. – Alan M Aug 31 '15 at 22:53

copy and paste your text in this URL it works fine

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There are already answers for this question quicker and easier then your solution. Please explain when your solution is better compared to them. – Máté Juhász Nov 2 '15 at 14:17
This does not use Notepad ++. – Scott May 10 at 17:36

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