Convert email text into publishable copy: end the end-of-line blues!
Here's the problem: Newsletter copy comes from contributors as email,
double-spaced paragraphs. It needs to be set in fully justified
Times-Roman for publication.
Here's the answer. It's clumsy, but it works.
Hi-lite the entire text of the email message, copy and paste it into Kate.
Hi-lite one paragraph at a time, being sure to stop just after the
period--"full stop" to you Brits.
Go to Tools > Join lines (or use Ctrl+j). You will wind up with a page of
single endless lines, double spaced. Hi-lite the whole page and copy.
Paste into Symphony (or LO, if you hate IBM) and it will come out with each
paragraph fitted between the margins, with no end-of-line information stuck to
You'll have to fix all the "inch-mark" type quotes. Before you
do, set the word processor to use custom quotes, so you get curly quotes instead
of inch marks. To fix the inch-marks that were copied in, go to Tools >
Instant Change > Apply and Edit.
Now Hi-lite the whole page, and select the full-justified icon and apply.
Now edit the whole body of text as you would have done if it had come to you in
this form in the first place. Whew!
(Found after much back-and-forth in the forum, some time ago.)