Replace Multiple Returns with Single Returns
Ordinarily, the proper way to set extra leading between paragraphs or after headings is with formatting in a style, not with extra carriage returns. This option turns any combination of returns into a single return. Because Word does not permit the deletion of returns after footnotes and endnotes, this option does not work with notes. Warning: If an author has used multiple returns to indicate special formatting, you'll want to use this option with caution.