Keystroke: Select from menu
Like Layout: Join Styles, this menu selection is intended for use when there is a highlight encompassing more than one line. Joining lines works just like joining styles, and additionally removes all hard return codes and similar codes, replacing each with a space. Essentially, this can be used to re-wrap a paragraph when lines are forcibly broken at the wrong places.
You may find that certain formats of imported files contain hard carriage returns at the end of each and every line. This will also cause your Braille document to contain unwanted line breaks, which appear as new paragraphs. If you select View Codes (Alt + F3) you will see additional Line Codes at the end of each line as shown below.
This text was [l]
typed in a word [l]
processor and [l]
then saved as a [l]
text file. [l]
If you highlight the text, and select "Join lines" from the Layout Menu (or press o) you text will be reformatted to remove the additional line breaks.
This text was typed in a word processor and then saved as a text file.[l]
Note: Take care not to highlight more than one paragraph at a time, or paragraphs will be merged.