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Overview
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
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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A User of Text Cleaner
May 15, 2020
worked well
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A User of Text Cleaner
April 28, 2020
I really like this, especially the ability to apply the cleaning to selected text. I have one feature request though...could you add a keyboard shortcut for "Clean Selected Text"?
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A user of Text Cleaner
May 7, 2020
I hope so.....( that is a great idea! )
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A User of Text Cleaner
April 13, 2020
I have a long document with a lot of hyperlinks. The tool removed some, but less than half.
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A user of Text Cleaner
June 2, 2020
ok
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A user of Text Cleaner
April 20, 2020
I installed and removed this in no time. It's github site is down. If you're just looking to remove line extra spaces I suggest you use Remove line breaks
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A User of Text Cleaner
April 11, 2020
Does whats described. But I installed it because the help forums said it could replace all commas or periods with a newline linebreak or vertical tab. I think it can only REMOVE them NOT ADD them. Correct?
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A user of Text Cleaner
April 27, 2020
I had it once it helped me a lot I hope it is helping you to I dont have amogis sorry
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