Thanks acknak, but I am really not a programmer and cannot understand those examples. I am a plain, boring user, trying to move away from MS Office. I didn't realise it could be so time consuming.
So I'll try to explain what I am trying to accomplish, although I assure you I have no need to consider examples when performing Search and Replace operations in all the other text editors/word processors I am familiar with (Word, BBEdit, Nisus, TextEdit, many others).
In this particular case, I wanted to reflow some text where an email program had broken off the lines at 80 characters or so. In BBEdit (for example), I know I can do that by entering \n in the search field, and whatever value I wish in the replace field (could be a space, a tab, a || or any other "marker" if I wish). So how do I accomplish this in OO Writer? Thanks.
OpenOffice 3.3 on Mac OS X