How to remove paragraph symbols for every line in Word

Word 365
Often when you paste a formatted text to your document Word, it can be pasted with two or more paragraph symbols in every line. You can easily remove these paragraph symbols.

For example:

Example of paragraph symbols for every line in Word 2016

To remove the extra paragraph symbols, do the following:

   1.   Select the text in which you want to remove symbols.

By default, the symbols will be removed from the whole document.

   2.   On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Replace:

Replace in Word 2016

Or click Ctrl+H.

   3.   In the Find and Replace dialog box:

More replace options in Word 2016
  • In the Find what field enter two paragraph marks (^p^p) or select Paragraph Mark two times from the Special list:
    Special options in Word 2016
  • Leave the field Replace with empty.

After clicking Replace All, all extra paragraph symbols will be removed:

Example of paragraph symbols in Word 2016

See more about Replacing special characters.

See also this tip in French: Comment supprimer des symboles de paragraphe pour chaque ligne.

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