How do you find and remove unnecessary spaces at the start of new lines on Word?

The author I’m editing for at the moment has a tendency to add unnecessary spaces at the start of new lines – after a line break.

Here’s a great way to find them and fix them.

Use Ctrl+H and use this wildcard.

([^l|^13])( )

This will find them for you.

And the second wildcard will get rid of the space, while retaining the line break.

\1

Clever, eh!

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Published by clairecherryedits

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