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Powerful and customisable formatting clearance.
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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Erica JM
October 29, 2020
Re-reviewing! I had given fewer stars before because the add-on broke, but it appears to be up and running again. Thanks! :)
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Ibrohim Hanafi
October 26, 2020
this addons not work to remove line break on pdf, just search and install addons Remove Line Breaks
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Joshua Berg
October 22, 2020
Wanted to remove line breaks, didn't do diddly squat. If your app doesn't work anymore, take it off line, instead of wasting people's time for crying out loud.
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Engineering Division
October 1, 2020
Works as described to remove links.
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Rachel Cheung
September 16, 2020
why my other account cant install? xx
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kunya ketwet
September 6, 2020
not working
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Sherri Fricker
August 31, 2020
Really appreciate the functionality of this app. Would be nice if we could remove extra spaces before the end of a line.
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Edward Green
August 25, 2020
It doesn't do what it says it will. Misses highlighted links and does nothing to them.
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Mario Manlupig Jr
August 9, 2020
It's not working...
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Ed Costello
August 6, 2020
Shows up in the Add-ons menu, but greyed-out/non functional. Will update rating if when I can run it.
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