Remove all soft returns

Strip out all forced line breaks (soft returns) from text.

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Click to remove all forced line breaks (soft returns) from text, replacing them where necessary with a word space.

Adding forced line breaks to text (InDesign Type Menu > Insert Break Character > Forced Line Break) is a traditional editorial technique to provide more pleasing line breaks that may help with understanding or avoid unwanted hyphenation or line endings elsewhere whiten a paragraph.

Forced line brake can become problematic when text is subsequently edited or repositioned and are particularly unwanted when text can be expected to reflow in an reflowable ebook.

Use (InDesign Type Menu > Show Hidden Characters) to show the forced line hidden character.

A paragraph of text in InDesign with a forced line break added to balance the line lengths.
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