[Solved] Search and replace paragraph breaks

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[Solved] Search and replace paragraph breaks

Postby kevinjduke » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:15 am

I have a huge list of numbers in a single column and I want them in paragraph form. Is there a way to find and replace breaks or ¶(nonprinting character for break)? Find&Replace does this in MS Word.
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Re: search and replace

Postby acknak » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:27 am

Edit > Find & Replace
Search for: $
Replace with: (single space character)
Options/Regular expressions: YES
Click "Replace All"

Writer has a limit to how big a single paragraph can be--if you exceed it, it may silently discard some of your text. The limit is ~60,000 characters; somewhere around 15 pages.
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Re: search and replace

Postby kevinjduke » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:59 am

thank you! I think that OO should have an entry in the Attributes in the Find&Replace for dummies like me. I would really help
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Re: [Solved] Search and replace paragraph breaks

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:36 am

Some hints here (in addition to the internal help file from OOo where there is a list of the regular expressions with examples): [Solved] Find line breaks/carriage returns.
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