A client sent me a book with nice graphics but a poor design. They used manual line breaks throughout to try and place images, which (as you may know) means the text is impossible to work with without changing the formatting (automatically/by design).
For instance, when I add a comma that needs to be added on one line, the manual line break is positioned so that every line on the page gets offset. Removing the line breaks is not doable since they are throughout the document and have been used to try and align graphics.
I have explained that these formatting changes were made automatically while I was editing (and demonstrated an example for the buyer) due to the placement of the manual line breaks. The original file had many formatting issues to begin with, but editing the text further threw off the graphics. Any suggestions?