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In MS Word, I do a search for ^p

Is there a similar search string that I could use in Google Docs to find paragraph marks?

I do that kind of search, by the way, to replace 3 paragraph marks with 2.

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You cannot search paragraph marks in google documents now... but if you'd like to change the line spacing of the document, or add/remove space before or after a paragraph, click the line spacing button on the far-right of the toolbar. (

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Deleting extra blank lines that another author used instead setting the paragraph spacing must be done manually for each paragraph. The OP seems to want (and so do I) a way to do that using Search and Replace so that the identification of each instance that needs changing can be done automatically. I don't know if it will work, but I'm going to try moving the text to MS Word to do the S+R and then moving it back to GDocs. –  August Mohr Jan 10 '13 at 21:43
@AugustMohr that's exactly right. What I do now is move the data to MS Word and do a find replace there. –  Andrew Warner Jun 23 at 19:38

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