Removing soft returns

I’ve done a search and can’t find an answer, so I’m sorry if this has been asked before.

At the moment, I’m taking lots of content for Quark and pasting it into Scrivener, tidying it up and compiling it for Kindle. I’ve got a perfect workflow and everything works great including TOCs.

However, when designers create pages in Quark, they often put in soft returns to help with (usually) aesthetics of lines and columns and picture runarounds – is it possible for me to take these out in Scrivener?

Most of the documents I’m working on are 50 - 60,000 works and I’m manually scanning through it looking for dodgy line breaks. After a while, it make you feel sick.

Many thanks :smiley:


A couple of things you can use:

  1. Use Format > Options > Show Invisibles. Soft returns show as arrows, whereas hard returns show as pilcrows, so you will see the difference.

  2. Use Find and Replace. To get a soft return into the “Find” field, copy one from the text and paste it in.

Hope that helps.

All the best,