How to Remove Line Breaks from the Text

The text copied from websites or PDF files usually contains a lot of line breaks. These line breaks make the text look messed up. You can not easily identify the paragraphs with all those line breaks messing the formatting. To arrange the text in paragraphs, it is necessary to remove line breaks present in the copied text.

So, in this tutorial, we are going to explain two methods to remove line breaks from the text – one method uses Microsoft Office Word and other uses an online website tool for removing line breaks from the text. Let’s start with the first method.

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Method 1: Remove Line Breaks from the Text using MS Word

In this method, we will be using Microsoft Word to remove line breaks present in the text. Microsoft Word is commonly used software for word processing. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Paste the Text in MS Word Document

First copy the text with line breaks into a new Microsoft Word document and save it with any name. Saving the document will help us recover it if something goes wrong. We have taken example of dummy Lorem Ipsum text.

Copy and Paste the Text with Line breaks in MS word document
Copy and Paste the text with Line breaks in MS Word document

Step 2: Open Find and Replace

Now, when you have your text ready, click on Replace button in the Home menu. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + H on Keyboard to launch Find and Replace.

Click Replace from MS Word Menu bar
Click Replace from MS Word Menu bar

We will use Find and Replace tool of Microsoft Office Word to remove line breaks from the text. Click on More >> button to see advanced options.

Click More to see Advanced options of Find and Replace
Click More to see Advanced options of Find and Replace

Step 3: Find and Remove Line Breaks from Text

In Advanced Options, click on Special button and select Manual Line Break. This will enter a special character in Find what: text box. Replacing this character with space will remove all Line Breaks present tin the document or text.

Click Special button and select Manual Line Break
Click Special button and select Manual Line Break

Now, enter SPACE in Replace with: text box and click on Replace All button. You will see a confirmation message showing the number of the words replaced, click OK to continue.

Replace Line Breaks with Space
Replace Line Breaks with Space

Step 4: Save your Clean Text

You can now close Find and Replace window. As you can see that all your unnecessary line breaks are gone and your text is now arranged in paragraphs.

Clean Text without Line Breaks
Clean Text without Line Breaks

This method is quite easy and simple. But if someone doesn’t have Microsoft Office installed in their PC or simply doesn’t want to use this method, they can easily get same results by using a website tool named as TEXTFIXER.COM. This website provides online tool for removing line breaks.


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Method 2: Remove Line Breaks from the text using Online Tool

In this method we are going to use a website names as TextFixer.com. This website provides an online tool for removing line breaks present in the text. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Open TextFixer website

Click this link to access TextFixer online tool for removing line breaks present in the text. Alternatively, you can copy following URL into your web browser’s address bar.

http://www.textfixer.com/tools/remove-line-breaks.php
Open TextFixer Line Break Removal Page
Open TextFixer Line Break Removal Page

Step 2: Paste the Text to Remove Line Breaks

Scroll a bit down to see Line Break Removal Tool. You will see two text boxes – first text box is input box for pasting the text with line breaks and second one is for output text.

Above first text box, select Remove line breaks only option if not selected already. After that, paste your text with line breaks in first text input box and click on Remove Line Breaks button.

Paste the text and click Remove Line Breaks button
Paste the text and click the button for Removing Line Breaks

Step 3: Copy New Text without Line Breaks

You have successfully removed line breaks from your text. You have your text without line breaks in the second text box. Copy and use it the way you want.

Copy the text without Line Breaks from output text box
Copy the text without Line Breaks from output text box

Make your Text Free from unnecessary Line Breaks

The two methods explained above to remove line breaks from text are quite simple and straightforward to use and do the job quickly. There are many other websites available across the world wide web to do the same job. You can use any of them which suites you the best. Just do a simple Google search.

After removing line breaks, your text is ready to be used the way you want. Feel free to comment your problems and suggestions. You may also subscribe to receive such tips directly into your inbox.

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