Powerful and customisable formatting clearance.
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Text Cleaner is essentially a much more sophisticated version of the ‘clear formatting’ command which allows the user to preserve things like italics and bold. It also removes line breaks, multiple spaces and other annoying features often present in text copied from elsewhere. This leaves headings and paragraphs that conform to the document’s styles.

**Important**

1. Paragraph-level attributes such as line spacing and indent are only cleared when entire paragraphs are selected.

2. Text Cleaner replaces line breaks with spaces. This splits words in half if they contain a line break mid-word. This is unavoidable.

3. Line breaks in copied text are often actually paragraph breaks, so be sure to select this option if line breaks remain after cleaning.

4. The options to remove various annoyances are based on complicated scripting. It is recommended that the user disables these when they are not needed to make the add-on run more efficiently.

5. Removing links also removes underlining in any selected text, even if that text is not a link. This is an idiosyncrasy of Google App Scripts. This is why Text Cleaner will not allow you to select both ‘preserve underling’ and ‘remove links’.

6. Text Cleaner does not remove highlighting/background colour from list bullets or numbers. This has to be done manually where it exists.
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Ray Therin
May 28, 2024
It seems that the "Remove links and underling" option doesn't work if you're selecting multiple lines in a bulleted list. Would greatly appreciate if this was fixed.
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Cheryl Santiago
October 3, 2023
Does exactly what I need it to do. I review legal documents and records that are accessed through a third party proprietary software. This requires a ton of copy/paste to create documents that consolidates only the relevant parts of my review. However, hard line breaks always show even with removing/changing formatting in Sheets, Excel and Pages. The "remove hard line breaks" in this extension is a game-changer for me, saving countless hours of repetitive fixes for this issue. Keyboard short cut would be awesome!
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SHLED
May 7, 2024
Doesn't remove line breaks.
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Jo S.
October 7, 2023
Does exactly what it states it will do. There are no other add-ons like Text Cleaner. I've been using it for years and will continue to do so. It's a basic, simple app, so don't expect it to do something complex. For what it is, it works elegantly.
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Tim Eng
February 25, 2024
Doesn't show up after installed in Google Docs.
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Freckled Gayesus
January 23, 2023
It worked perfectly in removing my annoying double lines without messing up my formatting! Thanks a lot! (::
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Bryce Adams
October 23, 2023
doesn't work. removed it.
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Lonecrow Lab
November 21, 2023
It will just remove the first link but not all highlighted.
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Jess Vincent
February 3, 2023
Cool idea, but executed very poorly. In just about every function, it will delete text that shouldn't be deleted. For example, I tested the "Delete multiple spaces" function, and it would delete not only extra spaces, but also the first few characters that begin a new sentence.
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menecio
March 27, 2023
It's nice but I need it to smarten single quotes as well, not just double quotes.
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