Simple Ways to Clean Up a Text File

After doing some work with magazine spreads, here are a few tips that I have found useful in trying to clean up text files. This is especially helpful for me to change my double space after a sentence to a single space (old habits die hard!)

(Edit-find and change menu)

Find & Change- remove all double spaces
Find what? ‘_ _’
Change to ‘_’

Eliminate tabs at beginning of paragraphs & paragraph returns (they should all be formatted into indents)

Look for mistakes, such as-a period placed inside of quotes.

add carrots, or “^” (shift+6) when proofreading, to point out that you need to add something

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