How to Automatically Convert Words From Column to Line Using Microsoft Word

Intro: How to Automatically Convert Words From Column to Line Using Microsoft Word

It sometimes happens that while using Microsoft Word you hicave to transfer copied table to normal line - you need to have your words in one line separated by let's say commas.

While this procedure would require lot of clicking and manual deleting, Microsoft Word possesses a function that allows you to do this automatically, disregarding how many words you need to transform.

Step 1: Prerequisites and Philosophy

• We will turn non printing characters on so it is easier to see and understand what we are doing.
• As you can see, every word is in one line and every line ends with a paragraph mark.
• What we need to do is to get rid of paragraph marks and replace them with commas that will separate our keywords.
•  So your document should look like this:

Step 2: Turning Column Into Line - Step by Step Procedure

• Press CTRL + H as this will call "Find and Replace" window.
• As said before, we need to replace paragraph marks so:
• Into "Find what" field type "^p". This represents hard enter or paragraph mark.
• Into "Replace with" field type comma and then one empty space, like this: ", ".
• The space after comma insures that there will be spaces between words.
• Then hit "Replace all" button and you are done.
• Your column of words changed into nice line of keywords separated by commas.

Step 3: And Little Tip at the End

And, one more thing. After you hit "Replace all" button MS Word tells you how many times it performed the operation. But it also tells you how many keywords you actually have.

Have fun and I hope it helped a bit.

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    moatzm1

    1 year ago

    Great work Many Thanks

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    RogerD41

    2 years ago

    OMG !!! it worked !!! it worked !!! it's aliiiiiive !!!! thanks a lot for the instruction !

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    AkinO4

    2 years ago

    GREAT STUFF! REALLY HELPFUL! BLESSINGS.

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    AkinO4

    2 years ago

    GREAT STUFF! REALLY HELPFUL! BLESSINGS.

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    AkinO4

    2 years ago

    GREAT STUFF! REALLY HELPFUL! BLESSINGS.