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Hi, by carriage returns I assume it is the same as remove the line breaks on the page correct?
Yes. I have downloaded a large block of text from an online research database and when I paste it into a document,
it only goes across about 1/3 of the page and the rest of the right side of the page is blank there is a paragraph symbol at the end of the line
In word 2003 I could use autoformat and I had it set up to remove the line breaks so that the text would go from left margin to right margin. I cannot seem to be able to do that to any blocks of text in word 2010 and if I have to do it one line at a time it will take forever.
Ok, so would you like to re-add the autoformat button for Word 2007?
Since that is how you used to do it in 2003.
Yes if that will do the trick. How do i do that?
Word 2010, sorry.
Click on the button on the upper left corner that looks like the windows logo and choose Word Options.
On this window, choose the customize option.
Ok how do I do that?
Do you see the file tab in word?
I don't see it. There is only a w for word in upper left corner
Yes I see the file tab.
Ok, click on that and choose Options
Do you "Customize Ribbon"?
In the part that says Choose commands from, replace the option from Popular commands to All commands.
Yes I see customize ribbone
I have changed popular commands to all commands
After switching it to all commands, Choose the autoformat command and click add.
Click ok on the bottom and you should see the autoformat option in your ribbon now.
There are two autoformat buttons the top one or the one beneath it.
Either one is ok.
Thank you very much.
You should now see this command in your ribbon.
If the autoformat doesn't work for your text, you can also reset all pages by doing the following:GO to the Page Layout Tab -> Choose Breaks -> Reset all Breaks
It is not there is says something about adding a custom group.
It should have added the autoformat option in a Custom Tab, is it not there right now?
I do not see any new tab or custom tab on the ribbon
Ok, Let's create one then add that autoformat button into it then.
Right Click the Ribbon and choose customize.
Click on the + sign next to home.
Click on the new group button
I got it. Now I have a new tab with autoformat.
I am going to accept your answer. Thank you. Have a good day.