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When I find $ and replace with /t, how do I get a tab (a long blank space) in place of the paragraph mark instead of just /t?

asked 2018-10-13 04:16:26 +0200

bkreader gravatar image

I have been using LibreOffice Find and Replace and Alt Find and Replace in LibreOffice 5.2.7.2 in Debian Stretch. I don't want to replace the paragraph mark with /t -- I want to replace the paragraph mark with 2 tabs. After the paragraph mark has been replaced with /t, I have tried to find the /t and replace it with /t or /t/t and instead of getting tabs, I get -- you guessed it: /t or /t/t. I have used regular expressions and have used Find and Replace without regular expressions -- I still get /t. I would really like to find only the paragraph marks following digits, so I could find and replace all, but I'll settle for any way to replace a paragraph mark with a tab without doing it manually.

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answered 2018-10-13 10:57:14 +0200

Mike Kaganski gravatar image

There's nothing like /t in list of regular expressions. Use the proper \t.

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answered 2018-10-14 19:17:08 +0200

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Silly me.  I concentrated on my problem too much to notice that I should use the backslash instead of the slash with the t.  At least I only had to hit the find and replace keys 237 times to fix my document.  I consider this problem closed.
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floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-10-14 21:04:34 +0200 )edit
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