Hi Ann, You can take out only those which come before a lower case letter using find and replace. It's kind of a long list of instructions for how to do it and preserve white space that you want, but I'll paste it here, in case you want to give it a try. It won't fix the entire problem, but will fix a lot of it. Remember to enable case sensitivity where necessary. I've forgotten to do this with nasty results! See below. Mayrie Remove any extra carriage returns inadvertently inserted by the OCR: Now that you have already eliminated any extra blank lines, you want to get rid of any unwanted carriage returns in the text. This involves using the find and replace command 27 times. This sounds tedious and time consuming, but in practice takes only between three and five minutes. Special note: the next part of this step is specific to ordinary prose. It may cause loss of proper formatting when used with poetry. Before you begin, you want to ensure that you do not lose the blank lines at the tops of pages. Simply go to the beginning of the book, or to the beginning of the text if you are sure the preliminary pages are in excellent condition and do the following: In the find box, enter ^p^p In the replace box enter two instances of a character that is not likely to appear in the book. A good choice is $$, that is dollar dollar. Then execute a "replace all." Next, in the find box, enter ^m^p In the replace box enter two instances of a new unique character that is not likely to appear in the book. A good choice is %%, that is, percent percent. Just make sure it is not the same character that you just chose in the previous step. Then execute a "replace all." Now you are going to look for paragraph marks that shouldn't be there. You will do this with each letter of the alphabet in lower case. To make sure you will only affect the correct words, make sure the search option box for "Match case" is checked for doing this step. In the find box type ^pa (That is the carat key followed immediately by the lower case letters p and a) In the replace box type space a (that is, tap the space bar once followed immediately by the lower case letter a ) Make sure, once again, to check the box in the find and replace dialogue for match case. Replace all. Now repeat this for every letter in the alphabet. After you have gone through the alphabet, go back to the beginning of the book. Now you will undo the search and replace you used to preserve the blank lines, and restore them. First, make sure you uncheck the box in the find and replace dialogue for match case. It won't affect this step any further, but you don't want it to remain checked because it can affect other searches you will make later. In the find box, enter $$ (or whatever other character you used to take the place of your blank lines) In the replace box, enter ^p^p. Execute "replace all." Now you will undo the search and replace you used to preserve page breaks and the blank space after them and restore them. In the find box, enter %% (or whatever other character you used to take the place of your blank lines) In the replace box, enter ^m^p. Execute "replace all." -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:39 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: problem with book Hi all, Well, if that's the case, and I take them all out, then, I'm going to have to reparagraph the entire book. That seems a bit drastic. Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info Skype: Putertutor "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost." Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.