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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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A User of Text Cleaner
August 9, 2020
It's not working...
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A User of Text Cleaner
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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A User of Text Cleaner
July 18, 2020
Not working
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A User of Text Cleaner
July 16, 2020
Currently nonfunctional. Rating it 3/5 because if it ever gets updated, it'll become incredibly useful again.
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A User of Text Cleaner
June 27, 2020
why doesn't it do anything?
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A User of Text Cleaner
June 26, 2020
Thanks for this. Very useful in removing paragraph breaks in You Tube transcripts - a problem that has plagued me (oops let me change that) troubled me for some time. A nice warm glow to you this day.
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A User of Text Cleaner
June 19, 2020
awesome
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A User of Text Cleaner
June 18, 2020
I got this to remove links from images, and I tried selecting the whole document and clicking "Remove links and images". However, all of the links remained on the images, and "configuring" the "clean" didn't work either. Should I not be selecting everything? How do I make it work?
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A User of Text Cleaner
June 5, 2020
Great. Easy to use, functional and fast.
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A User of Text Cleaner
May 30, 2020
It only gives me the 'help' option when I try to use it...so it's a literally nonfunctional app. And the help button leads to a nonexistent webpage.
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