Unwanted Paragraph marks appear in pasted text


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vj

I frequently copy paragraphs of text from pdf files (by using the
"text select" tool in adobe) and paste them in powerpoint (I am using
Powerpoint 2003). However, in the pasted text, effect of paragraph
marks appear at many places within the same paragraph, corresponding
to perhaps the line-end in pdf paragraph. I have to spend a lot of
time to delete each unwanted paragraph-mark manually in powerpoint to
bring the paragraph in the original form.

Is there a way so that the text pasted in the powerpoint is continuous
(i.e. unwanted paragraph marks do not appear)? One possible way that
comes to my mind might be to paste the text in Word first, search for
paragraph marks (ctrl+F > ^p) and replace them, and then copy to PPT,
but it still is cumbersome.

Thanks for the help.

Vijay
 
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Victor Delta

vj said:
I frequently copy paragraphs of text from pdf files (by using the
"text select" tool in adobe) and paste them in powerpoint (I am using
Powerpoint 2003). However, in the pasted text, effect of paragraph
marks appear at many places within the same paragraph, corresponding
to perhaps the line-end in pdf paragraph. I have to spend a lot of
time to delete each unwanted paragraph-mark manually in powerpoint to
bring the paragraph in the original form.

Is there a way so that the text pasted in the powerpoint is continuous
(i.e. unwanted paragraph marks do not appear)? One possible way that
comes to my mind might be to paste the text in Word first, search for
paragraph marks (ctrl+F > ^p) and replace them, and then copy to PPT,
but it still is cumbersome.

I get round this type of problem by using Pure Text
http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/
 
V

vj

I get round this type of problem by using Pure Texthttp://www.stevemiller..net/puretext/

Dear Victor,

Thankyou for your suggestion. I tried PureText (PT), but
unfortunatelly doesn't solve my problem. I noticed that using PT
removes the other formatting (italics, font etc) while pasting, but is
not able to remove the unwanted, unintentional paragraph marks from
the text. I have tried pasting in PPT as well as Word by using PT.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks
Vijay
 
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V

Victor Delta

I get round this type of problem by using Pure
Texthttp://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/

Dear Victor,

Thankyou for your suggestion. I tried PureText (PT), but
unfortunatelly doesn't solve my problem. I noticed that using PT
removes the other formatting (italics, font etc) while pasting, but is
not able to remove the unwanted, unintentional paragraph marks from
the text. I have tried pasting in PPT as well as Word by using PT.

Any other suggestions?
-----------------------------------------

Sorry it didn't finish the job properly. The only other way I can think of
is to do the search process in word that you describe. If you are going to
have to do this frequently, record a macro so that you can do it
automatically in future.

V
 

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