Saving to a tab delimited text

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Saving to a tab delimited text

Postby Peter Zanette » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:43 am

I can save to a csv file. Then I change the csv extension to txt Then I open the file in Writer. I am unable to convert the commas to tabs in find replace dialog box. Find is , and replace is \t. It doesn't work for me.
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Re: Saving to a tab delomited text

Postby FJCC » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 am

Click the More Options button in the Find & Replace dialog and make sure Regular Expressions is selected.

You can also make a tab delimited file directly from Calc. Choose Save As and set the file type to CSV. There should now be a check box near the bottom of the dialog that says something like Edit Filter Settings. Select that and continue with the save process. You will reach a dialog where you can set the field delimiter to tab.
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