OpenOffice.org Forum at OOoForum.orgThe OpenOffice.org Forum
 
 [Home]   [FAQ]   [Search]   [Memberlist]   [Usergroups]   [Register
 [Profile]   [Log in to check your private messages]   [Log in

find and remove paragraph breaks

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    OOoForum.org Forum Index -> OpenOffice.org Writer
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bob44
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 01 Sep 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: find and remove paragraph breaks Reply with quote

In Microsoft Word one can find and replace formatting elements, such as a paragraph break and extra spaces. This is very valuable when importing text from the Internet and so forth. Could someone please tell me how this can be done with Open Office? Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JohnV
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 07 Mar 2003
Posts: 9183
Location: Lexinton, Kentucky, USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ctrl+F
Paragraph Breaks:
Search for $ and check Regular Expressions under More Options.
Note - you can find nothing after a paragraph break including another paragraph break so $$ will not work.

Line Breaks:
Search for \n and check Regular Expressions.

A paragraph break is represented by \n if used in the Replace box! Don't ask why.

See Help in the Find & Replace dialog and follow the link to List of Regular Expressions.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bob44
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 01 Sep 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:58 am    Post subject: find and remove paragraph breaks Reply with quote

Thanks for taking the time to help. Complicated, but works fine. Easy once one knows how.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    OOoForum.org Forum Index -> OpenOffice.org Writer All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group