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# what is logic of find and replace for paragraph marks

I am not very familiar with find and replace in Writer. I would like to replace the sequence tab-paragraph return with just a paragraph return.

Using Alternative Find and Replace, the search criteria are \t$I tried replacing that with \p but an additional paragraph mark gets added. I don't understand why. I thought I was replacing a tab followed by a paragraph mark with just a paragraph mark. Why is there an extra paragraph mark? Hope this is clear. edit retag close merge delete ## 1 Answer Sort by » oldest newest most voted Hello @catbill, To replace tab-return with just a paragraph return, you correctly entered \t$ into the search field, but the replace field should be \n in this case.

"\n in the Replace text box stands for a paragraph break that can be entered with the Enter or Return key."

With Regards, lib

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Lib, I had looked at the list of regular expressions but it takes some getting used to. Thanks for the clear explanation.

( 2018-02-09 19:36:15 +0200 )edit

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Asked: 2018-02-06 02:04:12 +0200

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