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This can now be done (at least in v5.9.8) via the combination of some commands in the Edit menu. Edit > Line Operations > Split Lines will insert a hard wrap at the width of the window. The hotkey for this is Ctrl-I. Edit > Line Operations > Join Line will join lines and has a hotkey of Ctrl-J. So for a paragraph on one line, if you want to ...


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From this link: There are two types of formatting: Character (which can apply to one or more characters) and Paragraph (which always applies to one or more paragraphs). You can find these settings in the Options bar (when the Text tool is selected in the Tool palette) or in the Character and Paragraph palettes. Leading (“ledding”) ...


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It's sort of weird. If you just want to wrap a paragraph at 72 characters you can just go to TextFX>TextFX Edit>ReWrap Text to (Clipboard or 72) width. Which will re-wrap your selected text to 72 characters. If you want a 61 or 87 character wrap however, you need to copy the text "61" into your clipboard and then do the same thing (TextFX>TextFX ...


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I end up getting a lot of documents that are a complete mess and impossible to maintain that I need to clean up. You'll want to learn and use paragraph/character styles if you're not already using them. In the home tab of the Ribbon, look for the "Styles" window. Selecting a paragraph or multiple paragraphs in Word and then selecting one of the Paragraph ...


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I have found that sometimes Word doesn't like fixing this situation no matter what. If that's the case, copy entire document into Notepad, trying to keep bulk formatting (like spaces and paragraphs) and then copy back into Word with fresh settings.


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"Cell padding" as such does not exist in Word, but you can try these: (I have Word 2007 2010 for Windows right now, but the commands should be similar) Open Borders and Shading dialog (Ribbon -> Home Tab, Paragraph sub tab, click on the arrow near the "Borders" icon) Click on "Borders and Shading" Click on "Options..." Adjust the values in "From text" ...


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The background colour only affects the actual text and paragraph (which the gutter on the left of the bullet points is not technically a part of). You'll probably have to wrap the block you want shaded in a table cell and then use Borders and Shading to set the background colour for the entire cell.


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If you select the text of the whole document and then open the paragraph format window (as you show above), I believe that the values will be blank because there are multiple values. However, if you manually type in the desired values, then all will change to the new value.


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You are probably justifying the text in Center mode, which means that the text must reach both ends of the page, left and right. If the text-line is not exactly of the width of the printed page, the only way for Word to make both ends meet is by adding space in-between the words. Word in effect distributes the missing width pixels among the white-space in ...


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You'll have to use two styles for this. For example you could change the "standard" style adding an indentation for the first line as described in the Microsoft Office Online help. Basically you'll have to go in "Indents and Spacing" and under "Indentation" click "First line" from the Special list. In the "By" box, set the amount of indentation. Then, ...


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To get rid of the extra spaces, you can do a find/replace and type two spaces into the find box and one space into the replace box. Then just run that over and over until it no longer finds anything. However, if you have any intentional groupings of two or more spaces, this will also convert them to just a single space. But, typically two spaces are not ...


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Normally, the tab key inserts a tab character (character 9) into the document, which means that the insertion point is moved to the next tab stop. As you probably know, you can add/remove/adjust tab stops manually using the horizontal ruler. Among other things, you can make tab stops aligned in different ways. For instance, by default, in the header/footer, ...


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As I said in my comment, a lot of important information is missing. The following will extract the first 30 words of each paragraph from a simple text file and will work as is in any *nix (Linux, OSX, Unix etx). As an example, I will save this text as file.txt : Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla at diam commodo turpis ...


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Assuming you haven't tried this already, consider creating a separate paragraph style for table Paragraphs. Apply it to the first one, others should follow, or apply globally to the table.


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If I understand your example right, you just want to add a newline after every line, right? In OpenOffice 3.2.0 Writer Search for: $ Replace with: \n\n OpenOffice regular expression reference


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Right click the table and select table properties. On the Table Tab under text wrapping select 'Around' and click 'Positioning. . . ' Under 'Distance from surrounding text' click the 'Bottom' option and enter the value of spacing you want beneath the table.


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This behavior of Word is related to a setting which suppress the spacing between paragraphs "of the same format". Since these paragraphs are part of the same list, Word sees them as "having the same format". (1) Highlight the list elements. (2) Right-click on one of them and select "Paragraph". (3) Uncheck the setting "Don't add space between paragraphs ...


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When using wild-cards, you only need to use ^13 in the Find Box. In the Replace box, you are free to use (and in most cases should use) ^p.


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The answer to the issue is in the very next tool, "Borders and Shading". From the drop-down menu choose "Borders and Shading..." Click the "Shading" tab Choose the desired "Fill color"


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grep is a bit tricky with newlines, but you could try something with awk: awk '/update/,/;/' < filename.sql


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Inspired by barryj's concise awk solution: perl -ne 'print if /update/../;/' *.sql If the update statements are contained in (empty-line delimited) paragraphs: perl -00 -ne 'print if /update.*?;/' *.sql -- from http://uselessuseofcat.com/?p=381 Otherwise, this prints filenames and update statements: perl -ne 'BEGIN{undef $/}; print "$ARGV\t$.\t$1\n" ...


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Press Ctrl+H to open Find and Replace Click on the Replace tab Click on the Find what field then on Special Select Paragraph Mark (you will see ^p in the Find field) In the Replace with field you don't have to type anything. The problem is this will replace all paragraphs... You can play around with those special characters. Good luck!


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How do I get the heading to [go] to the next page [with the subsequent paragraph]? The only thing I can suggest is to manually unset the ‘Keep lines together’ option on all paragraphs that immediately follow a heading.  (It may be possible to automate that with VBA.) How do I keep these together? A couple of possibilities.  One: Please go to this link ...


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I don't have Word 2000 any more, but I don't remember such a problem when I was using it. Please use Word's ¶ button (looks like the greek capital letter Pi) to display the characters you have at the end of the paragraphs. They should all look like ¶ (Pi) if they are end-of-paragraphs. If the problem is caused by a macro or a plugin, you can check this ...


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How about something along the following lines. (I don't particularly like using tables in Word when what you want is ordinary text, particularly if it has to be usable by anyone, but the alternatives seem worse). You have a 3-column table. The first column's right side is aligned with your document's left margin. The third column's left side is aligned with ...


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After a lot of trial and error I have found a configuration that so far seems to work pretty well: Standard style: 10pt before, 10pt after Table style: 'Auto' before, 'Auto' after And the result:


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Turn on paragraph marks and make sure the paragraph is terminated correctly (a "shift-enter" can look like the end of a paragraph) and (I know it sounds obvious) be careful that you are modifying the correct style.


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Regarding the problem with Word automatically capitalizing the first word of a sentence, go to Word Options and go to the proofing section. Click on Autocorrect Options at the top, go to the Autocorrect tab and uncheck the "Capitalize the first letter of sentences".



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