Resting Anchor

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Personal website of Gregory K. Maxey, Commander USN (Retired)

CLEANUP TEXT
(A Microsoft Word Help & Tip page by Gregory K. Maxey)

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The purpose of this Microsoft Word Tips & Microsoft Word Help page is is to introduce and publish "Cleanup Text."

A Word template add-in, "Clean Up Text" offers a friendly user interface to help you remove unwanted leading and trailing characters in text pasted from the web or unwanted document formatting. You can apply your cleanup options to the selected text, the current text story, or the whole document..

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With the configuration shown above and a press of a button "Clean Up Text" will quickly convert a mess like this:

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To text cleaned of your selected leading or trailing characters, free of unwanted direct and paragraph formatting like this:

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The options in the "Clear Formatting" section replicates the manual method for clearing formatting:

Download the add-In here:  Cleanup Text.

Site Note icon For more on template add-ins and how to load them, see: Organizing Your Macros/Template Add-ins at: Installing Macros

That's it! I hope you have found this tips page useful and informative.

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