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Old 02-26-2009, 01:31 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Patricia View Post
There are several ways round this problem.
1. Paste the text file into a doc and run stingo's word macro, which you can find here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8793
2. Try putting the text into BookCreator and tidying it there very quickly. It is here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28313
3. Run it through Gutenmark (google to find it).

3. Or do a search and replace as pdurrant describes. I do a similar process:
I paste the text file into a word doc, then click on "edit" and open "Find and Replace."

1. search for ^p^p. (Click on "more" and "special" to find the paragraph symbols.)Replace with ## or @@ or . (This is a placeholder for the paragraph breaks. You want to strip out the single linebreaks but leave the genuine paragraphs.)
2. Search for ^p. Replace with a line space.
3. Search for ##. Replace with paragraph mark.
This should sort the text out. Save as an rtf, or just leave as a doc. The reader will convert it automatically.
Thank you! This is what I've been trying to ask about and wasn't smart enough to phrase it so y'all knew what I was talking about. I'm 20 pages into re-formatting a book in Word now - this should make the remaining 277 pages a LOT easier.
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