Office : How to remove the first three characters of each lines in a Word document?

By | September 1, 2016

This might sounds a bit unusual, but there might be a good reason why you would remove the first three characters of each line of an extensive Word document, such as numbering.

To achieve this, simply use the “search & replace” function :

Edit > Search > Search and replace

Then in the search field, add the following :

Leave the replace field empty and press the “replace all” button.

You can tweak the search string “^#” as you want to feet your needs, such as if you have lines like this :

10. Some text…

The search string would need to be “^#. “.




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