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Borrel
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:51 am    Post subject: Canot remove highlighting Reply with quote

Greetings
I am currently working on a m.s. in which I have previously highlighted certain sections for later revision. I did this in the conventional way of using the highlight icon.

Now that I am at the stage of no longer needing the highlighting, I find that some cannot be removed. On selecting and clicking on the highlight icon, then selecting No Fill, the text remains stubbornly highlighted. If I select text greater than the highlighted section I can change the unhighlighted text to any colour I wish, but the original is still marked up as before.

I have read in other parts of this forum that Control Shift Space removes formatting. When I try that any selected text is removed completely. The only way I can erase the highlighting is to write the whole darned thing out again.

I'm sure it is me, but would welcome any help.

I'm using Open Office 3.3
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to reset formatting by selecting the text and hitting Ctrl+M.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that removes all formatting. I will have to change styles and font, and italicise where need be, but it sure beats writing the whole lot out again.

Thanks, esperantisto; I am in your debt.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try Search and Replace (Ctrl+F).

Search for: . (full stop, period)
Under "More Options" check "Regular expressions".

Replace with: & (ampersand)
Click the "Format" button and go to the "Background" tab and select White (it will show White, non-transparent under the "Replace with" box)

Replace all.

[This assumes you have no other background colour schemes.]

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=41324
http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5416
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, if you just have text on a white background I think you could just Ctrl+A and then Format>Character...>Background White.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help guys. I'm not sure why it isn't working in the usual way, but your advice has certainly made my life easier!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Librewriter -Using Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Reply with quote

Please un geek me- Yes I know Ctrl M undoes formating. All I want to do is to do and undo highlighting. Need step by step easy to follow instructions to get on tool bar it seems the default does not have this feature Confused It does seem Gmail is easier to use for this kinda crappy.
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