In Notepad, can i use the "replace" feature to place a new line / carriage return in a document?

I have a large document with thousands of words, about 20 on each line, seperated by 4 spaces - i want to get them so each word is on a seperate line.

Can i use the replace feature in notepad to replace these seperating spaces with some kind of carriage return character to make them all on one line each?

I've also got ms word so if anyone knows if it can be done in this software, that would be just as good.

Thanks folks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You can't do it in Notepad, but very easily in Word.

    1. Select: Edit/Find then go to the Replace tab. On that screen, you may have to press the button that says "More"

    2. Click onto the Find What field, then click the "Special" Button at the bottom of the Window. Select "White Space."

    3. Click onto the Replace with field, then click "Special" Button again. This time, select "Paragraph Mark."

    4. Click the "Replace All" Button. The job is done.

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    In Notepad, can i use the "replace" feature to place a new line / carriage return in a document?

    I have a large document with thousands of words, about 20 on each line, seperated by 4 spaces - i want to get them so each word is on a seperate line.

    Can i use the replace feature in notepad to replace these seperating spaces with some kind of carriage return character to make them all on one...

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  • boyd
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Notepad Replacer

  • steve
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    If you're using 'Notepad++' you can also do this --

    1) Search menu

    2) Replace command

    3) Add space in 'Find what' field

    4) Add --> \r\n <-- in 'Replace with' field

    5) Select 'Extended' in 'Search Mode' area.

    6) Press 'Replace All' button.

    You can also bypass Step 1 and bring up the Replace dialog box by using the 'Ctrl+H' key combination.

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  • aresee
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    If you've got Word, then copy and paste into Word then you can set up a macro to create the line break, though it would be just as quick to use Ctrl and the cursor key to get to the end of each word and just enter to move down.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Easiest way in Word is just to hit Ctrl-H (for "replace") then in the "Find what" box type four spaces and in the "Replace with" box type "^p". "^p" represents the paragraph mark. Every occurrence of four consecutive spaces will be replaced by a newline. Then just copy it back into a text file or "Save As" a text file.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Use the MS word replace feature.

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