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Find & Replace doesn't find paragraph marks

asked 2012-06-06 14:22:32 +0200

Prashant gravatar image

updated 2013-10-26 15:20:53 +0200

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I can find empty paragraphs with ^$ but there's no way to replace a single paragraph break with two before pasting stuff online to our Web site. Word lets you do this with ^p and AltSearch works with \p but the Find & Replace dialog in LibreOffice Writer finds the character p followed by a space instead of a paragraph mark/break.

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answered 2012-06-06 15:35:06 +0200

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Did you check the option for Regular Expressions?

http://ask.libreoffice.org/question/1491/findreplace-not-recognizing-t-for-tabs

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To expand on this answer, if you do a regular expression search for ^$ and replace it with \n\n that should work.

w_whalley ( 2012-06-06 15:46:01 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-06-29 13:51:49 +0200

Same question. Regular expressions enabled, tried ^$, \p and so forth. Does not work.

^$ would only work if it was a blank line -- two paragraph returns, right? Need to select the "end of paragraph" non printing character ¶ -- (U+00B6)

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Do you want to add a blank paragraph after of each non-empty paragraph? Find .$ (dot-dollar) Replace with &\n (ampersand-backslash-n)

JohnSUN ( 2012-06-30 21:38:09 +0200 )edit
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