How to add extra line breaks with Notepad2

If you’re still using the original Notepad.exe that comes with Windows. Just stop it. Download Notepad2 (it’s free + small file size) and replace the Notepad.exe with it.

It’s just as fast if not faster. It got more features and good stuff without being bloatware.

Anyway, this particular trick/time-saving task can you probably do with original Notepad also, but I’m not sure of that.

Here’s how you add extra line breaks with Notepad2

Ok, look at the picture above. A line break is (unless your text document is in some weird format) using \n for line breaks.

So what you need to do is to click on “Edit” and then “Replace…” in Notepad2.

In the “Search String:”-field, type:
\n

In the “Replace with:”-field, type:
\n\n

Select the checkbox called “Transform backlashes”.

Click on “Replace All”.

Done.