I am switching from Office 97 to Open Office, am a newbie, and need a little help.
Not infrequently I get a file in which each line is a paragraph (terminated by a paragraph mark). Usually there are two paragraph marks or a paragraph mark followed by a tab to delineate real paragraphs. The last instance of this came from an email message from somebody that I pasted into Writer for reformatting.
I would like to remove all the paragraph marks at end of line but keep a paragraph mark at end of paragraph. Under Word 97 the following is a well known way to accomplish this:
1. Do a find/replace on the double paragraph marks, paragraph/tab marks. Replace these with a manual line break or some other special unused character.
2. Find/replace all paragraph marks with nothing thus deleting them.
3. Find/replace the manual line break (or other special character) with a paragraph mark.
Is there any way to accomplish this in Writer. It is important to me if I am going to convert to Open Office.
Last edited by Hagar Delest
on Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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