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I checked other questions but that were different and many were not answered.

I have a book in pdf which is very large and export to word using Abobe Reader Pro DC, each line in the pdf is copied as a line in word with paragraph breaks in each line.

I also tried some online free converters. They doesn’t work better than Adobe.

What I tried is putting a ‘ mark in front of each paragraph and then replacing each paragraph mark to space. But adding the ‘ mark takes a lot of time. Is there any better way to do it?

A rough example of the text: “ The benefits of typing is:

  1. Having a good understanding of how Our finger moves.
  2. Having a great understanding of How our finger moves.”

See. Here, after point 1, a paragraph mark is added.

I need this example to be made as: “

The benefits of typing is:

  1. Having a good understanding of how our finger moves.
  2. Having a great understanding of how our finger moves.”
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Assuming there are two or more paragraph marks between each actual paragraph of the text, do the following search and replace:

  1. Search^p^p change to ^l^l

  2. Search ^p change to a space

  3. Search ^l^l change to ^p^p

Edit:

An alternative method:

  1. Search.^p change to ^l^l

  2. Search ^p change to a space

  3. Search ^l^l change to ^p

Note: this method assumes that a period precedes a paragraph marks that actually delimits a paragraph and not a line in the PDF. There may be some false positives and some false negatives, but some proofing should fix that easily enough

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  • There is no ^p^p. there is only ^p. I will update the questions to add more details.
    – Robert
    Jun 5 at 5:51
  • Is there any other method? I have updated the question.
    – Robert
    Jun 6 at 2:33
  • Sorry, it's still not clear where the paragraph marks. Maybe a screencap would be better? See the edit to my answer which suggests an alternative method. Jun 7 at 21:07
  • Ok, that is a very good suggestion. Maybe :^p ;^p ?^p and -^p will make it perfect in my case. Thank you very much cybernetic.nomad.
    – Robert
    Jun 8 at 16:02

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