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Paragraph endings and line breaks

You may occasionally run into troubles when you search/replace for line and paragraph endings in PowerPoint text.

First, some terminology

Paragraph endings are what PowerPoint inserts into text when you press the Enter key.
In bulleted text, this ends one bullet point and begins another.

Line breaks are what PowerPoint inserts into text when you press Shift + Enter.
In bulleted text, this forces subsequent text to appear on a new line but doesn't begin a new bullet point.

In the following table we give both the hexadecimal and ascii equivalents of the characters PowerPoint inserts in each situation.

Table of paragraph/line break characters used by PowerPoint

Text Character 97 - 2003 2007 and later
Title Line break 0B / 11 0B / 11
Title Paragraph break 0B / 11 0B / 11
Other text Line break 0B / 11 0B / 11
Other text Paragraph break 0D 0A / 13 10 0D / 13


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