I had mentioned previously that I used this wonderful Word technique to combine 30 Word files to make these collections.
One thing I did not mention was that there was a lot of blank space creating during the file consolidation. On the previous 2 ESL collections the space was laboriously removed manually. Not wanting to have to do this again, I searched the net and found this comment in a discussion about removing blank space from Word documents.
“Replacing ^p^p with ^p actually is the proper way to remove empty paragraphs.
However, when my documents contains e.g. ^p^p^p^p or similar, it won’t pick them all up and will again leave ^p^p. So I’ve to run this search/replace operation a few times until all cases have been covered.”
In order to get rid of all of the empty paragraghs, I needed 8 repeat operations of this type. You can download the resulting Word file containing >250 links to great Excel and Power BI content here.