If you have a script with multiple empty lines here and there, you can remove them and make it look even better for your eyes. Here is how you can remove or replace spaces and empty lines in Notepad++. It is possible to remove all the spaces or extra spaces and empty lines at once, or you can remove extra spaces only. That said, if there is more than one space between two characters, you can remove or replace it with one space.
Remove or replace Spaces in Notepad++
To remove or replace spaces in Notepad++, follow these steps:
- Open the file in Notepad++ on your computer.
- Click on the Search menu.
- Select the Replace option.
- Enter Find what the parameter like this: [\r\n\s]number-of-space,
- Enter one space in the Replace with box.
- Select the Regular expression option.
- Click on the Replace All button.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
As the search and replace option is pretty handy in Notepad++, you can use it to replace all the extra spaces from your document or script at once. For that, you need to use a search parameter, which depends on the number of spaces you want to remove.
To get started, open the script in Notepad++ and click on the Search menu visible in the top menu bar. Then, select the Replace option.
Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+H to do the same thing. Once the Replace prompt is opened, click on the Find what box and enter a search parameter like this:
In reality, if you want to search for minimum of two spaces, you need to enter the parameter like this:
Then, click on the Replace with box and press the Space button to enter one space.
Next, select the Regular expression option and click on the Replace All button.
All the predefined spaces will be removed at once.
Remove or replace Empty Lines in Notepad++
To remove or replace empty lines in Notepad++, follow these steps:
- Open the script in Notepad++.
- Click on the Edit menu.
- Select the Line Operations option.
- Select the Remove Empty Lines or Remove Empty Lines (Containing Blank character) option.
Let’s take a look at these steps in detail.
First, you need to open the script or file in Notepad++ and click on the Edit menu visible in the top menu bar. Here you can find an option called Line Operations.
Choose this option. Next, you can see two options:
- Remove Empty Lines
- Remove Empty Lines (Containing Blank character)
You can choose either option as per your requirements.
How do I remove spaces and new lines in Notepad++?
To remove spaces and new lines in Notepad++, you need to use the Replace prompt. For that, go to Search and select the Replace option. Next, enter [\r\n\s]number-of-space, in the Find what box. Leave the Replace with box empty and click the Replace All button. It will get your job done at once.
How do I remove blank spaces in Notepad++?
To remove blank spaces in Notepad++, you need to press Ctrl+H to open the Replace find and replace panel. In the Find what box, enter the above-mentioned parameter and select the Regular expression option. Finally, click the Replace All button. For your information, you can customize the search parameter as per your requirements to find and select a specific number of spaces only.