[bksvol-discuss] Re: removing extraneous linebreaks

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Sue S.

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From: Carrie Karnos
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 10:09 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: removing extraneous linebreaks


Right you are! That's why \p looked reasonable to me. \l was line feed, \m 
was carriage return.  These symbols were used many many years ago when 
dinosaurs roamed the Earth, toting their Hollerith cards. :-)

Carrie




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From: "talmage@xxxxxxxxxx" <talmage@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, February 8, 2009 7:05:03 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: removing extraneous linebreaks

I think Carrie was just having a flashback to her programming days.
The \ key is the one used in many programming languages as an escape
character, indicating the next key is a ctrl character.
You're right though, the ^p is what word uses as their token for ctrl
characters, and in this case a paragraph indicator, unless you look
directly at the raw data for a RTF, where it appears as the \p.

Dave

At 09:46 AM 2/8/2009, you wrote:
>Hi Carrie,
>
>        I thought the paragraph mark in Word was ^p.  Are there two ways to
>search for this?
>
>Mayrie
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
>Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 6:26 AM
>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: removing extraneous linebreaks
>
>The same thing applies to MS Word, except that its paragraph mark is \p. In
>MS Word, \n is a column break.
>
>Please be a bit careful with changing "quote, space, quote" to "quote,
>paragraph mark, quote" because occasionally the "quote, space, quote" will
>be part of a list of quoted items, as in the example: My favorite Jane
>Austen movies are "Emma," "Northanger Abbey," and "Persuasion."
>
>Carrie
>
>
>________________________________
>
>From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Sent: Sunday, February 8, 2009 5:24:48 AM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: removing extraneous linebreaks
>
>HI E.
>
>    Here's the pertinent part of that note.
>
>
>    The character string that denotes a paragraph mark in K1000 is \n.
>Very often text is OCRed with extra paragraph marks in it.  You can do a
>find and replace to get rid of these.  For each letter of the alphabet, you
>can do the following:
>In the find box of the find and replace dialogue type \na (that is back
>slash, n a)
>You want to make sure to pay attention to case sensitivity.
>In the replace box type (space a).
>This will join lines of text that OCRed into two paragraphs that shouldn't
>have been separate paragraphs.
>Make sure to use lower case letters or you'll trash all paragraph marks and
>be in a world of curses!
>I do this with every letter of the alphabet in lower case.
>
>Also, very often dialogue gets condensed into one paragraph where it
>shouldn't be.
>You can search for " " (quotation mark, space, quotation mark) and replace
>with "\n" that is (quotation mark, backslash n, quotation mark). This will
>separate dialogue that didn't get separated by the OCR process.
>
>Mayrie
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E.
>Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 4:40 AM
>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] removing extraneous linebreaks
>
>I never got a posting talking about how to remove extraneous
>linebreaks Mary. Please re-send it.
>
>E.
>
>
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