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