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Thread: Can anyone help with this?
2010-05-31, 00:26 #1
With Word 2000, several search and replace sets I do all the time read as follows:
1. Deletes text of the format "[12:30:40] MSAPulsar: "
in Find: [^#^#:^#^#:^#^#] ^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?:
Replace: (Left blank)
2. Replaces two paragraph marks with one
In Find: ^p^p
3. Replace two spaces with a non-breaking space and a space
This one's used to force 2 spaces after a full-stop to actually visually display.
(In the below, the actual find and replace don't have quotation marks around 'em) In Find: " " Replace: "^s "
Can anyone assist?Mr. Raymond Danner III
2010-05-31, 09:04 #2
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Unfortunately, Writer does not have the friendly representation of special characters that you have in Word, so I'm afraid you are stuck using regular expressions to do this sort of thing. ODT may have a small footprint, but not the sophisticated tools.Wendell
2010-05-31, 15:09 #3
I'd prefer to not have to use Microsoft Office at all, especially since Win7 doesn't play nice with certain aspects of Office 2000, which is the only version I own.Mr. Raymond Danner III
2010-05-31, 20:46 #4
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I figured I would take a guess at this. I had to uninstall OpenOffice.org a while ago to recover disk space, so I'll have to depend on you to test.
Find -- OOo newlines:
Replace = unicode value of non-breaking space and one regular space:
2010-07-17, 16:07 #5
I'm a computer repair tech and OOo leaves me scratching my head at the weirdest times. (BTW: Most versions of Office are far larger than OOo... And much, much more expensive)
I write a fair amount, and OOo has simply worked, except for specialized cases like these. Will have to try the ideas, see which work. (though I think the last two would work, based on a rather convoluted situation I found myself in due to a change in the Standard Manuscript Format (which ain't quite so standardized).)Mr. Raymond Danner III