First, read UE symbol explanations for line teminators
If you prefer Unix line terminators (linefeed only), you should select Unix
at Advanced - Configuration - File Handling - DOS/Unix/Mac Handling
as the default line terminator type for new files although on Windows computers DOS is usually used for text files.
In the same configuration dialog you should select also Never prompt to convert files to DOS format
to keep text files with Unix line terminators without temporary or permanent conversion to DOS (carriage return + linefeed).
The other 2 settings with checkboxes should be not checked if you prefer Unix line terminators.
Further you should have the setting On paste convert line endings to destination type (Unix/Mac/DOS)
enabled at Advanced - Configuration - File Handling - Conversions
. That results in converting every CR, LF or CRLF on paste from other applications like MS Word to the line terminator type of the file which is Unix (LF) in your case. I suggest to use in MS Word Ctrl+A to select everything, Ctrl+C to copy to Windows clipboard, and paste with Ctrl+V the text into the file in UltraEdit.
After opening a text file in UltraEdit, take a look on the status bar at bottom of the UltraEdit window. If in third box DOS
is displayed, right click on the file tab of the file and left click on Conversions - DOS to UNIX
. Or you execute the command via File - Conversions - DOS to UNIX
. The indication in the status bar changes to UNIX
If the text copied from MS Word contains line breaks within paragraphs, you may want to remove them in the text file. I suggest to use in this case first Format - Trim Trailing Spaces
and next Format - Convert CR/LFs to Wrap