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How do I insert multiple dashes ( - ) in a microsoft word doc?

Example: I copied and pasted random quotes from the internet onto a microsoft word document and each quote is separated by an enter space. The Document is now about 25 pages long, and I am hoping there is a way I can insert a dash before each quote without having to go individually, line by line.

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I'm not 100% sure I follow what you need to do, but certainly tidying up documents from the internet is something that I've often had to do - it MAY help to see a sample file (support@flameenterprises.co.uk will get me) but to replace returns use ^p (with whatever you want)

I've often had to remove multiple returns - in this instance, I'd replace all double returns (^p^p) with a holding character (say @@@), then replace all remaining returns with a single space, and finally replace the @@@ with ^p (the paragraph mark you actually wanted)

Hope this helps, but as I say, feel free to email with examples and I can help further I'm sure.
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