Few users realize it, but in Word, the formatting information is stored in, of all places, the paragraph mark.
Every time you hit the Enter key, an invisible paragraph mark is embedded at that cursor location.
"Wait a minute" I can almost hear you saying, "there are no paragraph marks on my screen."
Under the Formatting marks category, select the check box labeled Paragraph marks and click on OK, as shown here:
Finally, highlight the list and replace all the paragraph marks
with a comma and space.
The preliminary results of this research are presented as "Rubrication in Caxton's Early English Books, c.1476-1478." Rubrication can appear in many forms, but for the purpose of comparative analysis, initial letters, paragraph marks
, underlinings, and initial strokes are considered in Caxton's six folio and fifteen quarto editions issued between 1476 and 1478, of which sixty-one of the seventy-five recorded copies have so far been examined, thirty-eight of which contain rubrication.
McNicoll took the edited stories, "picked up a red pencil and, while continuing to answer queries from various staff men who advanced to his desk, went through my copy with the red pencil, flying over the pages, leaving savage gashes here, fresh paragraph marks
there, tearing out and rewriting great swathes of words and working through the pile in 15 minutes."
It displays paragraph marks
at the end of each paragraph, arrow symbols at tab positions, and little dots for spaces.
The edition follows the lay-out of the Harley MS, indicating the position of the decorated initials and paragraph marks
to which Christine attached such importance.
The discussion of paragraph marks
in manuscripts promises more interesting territory, but the essay assumes throughout that there is a single 'Chaucerian' text: the section entitled 'The Manuscripts' occupies just fourteen lines, for example.
They also retain some of the trappings of a diplomatic edition: the linear arrangement of the MS is followed, expanded abbreviations, contractions and suspensions are indicated by the use of italics, and paragraph marks
are represented by a small box, which make the text less readable than it might have been for those interested in the text from a literary point-of-view.
When you convert a table to text, you'll get this screen, giving the option of how you want the text elements separated--by paragraph marks
, tabs, commas or something else: