# Microsoft Word: How Do I Globally Delete Carriage Returns?

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#### suncobra9

We have a preformatted document that has carriage returns at the end of each
line. We want to justify the text. However these carriage returns prevent
that. Is there a way to globally remove the carriage returns rather than to
remove them one by one?
Is there a way to globally indent each paragraph by the way you set up the
document? Or do you have to indent each paragraph one at a time?
Is it possible to set up the document so that each paragraph is indented
when it is imported?
We are using Microsoft Word 2003, but the document was originally

Thanks!

Tim

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#### Suzanne S. Barnhill

For the first question, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm.

For the rest, you can select the entire document and use the ruler to apply
an indent. A better approach is to define (or choose) an indented style and
apply it to text. But if you actually mean an indent (as opposed to a
first-line or hanging indent), a better approach would be to change the page
margins)