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asked 2019-05-09 17:04:20 +0200

homefire gravatar image

LO Calc is entering a Unicode apostrophe in manual text entries, rather than an ASCII apostrophe which I need for exporting in a GPX file going to Garmin Basecamp. I can change this using the menu item Tools>Autocorrect options, but this is not reliable for someone else using the spreadsheet. Using a macro, I need to scan for the Unicode character U+2019, and replace it with the ASCII apostrophe. What is a good approach for this?

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answered 2019-05-09 17:50:30 +0200

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updated 2019-05-09 18:04:59 +0200


Sub doIt()

doc0 = ThisComponent
rd   = doc0.Sheets(0).createReplaceDescriptor()
rd.SearchRegularExpression = True
rd.SearchString  = "\u2019"
rd.ReplaceString = "'"

For Each sheet In doc0.Sheets
Next sheet

End Sub

There seems no longer to be a difference between createSerachDescriptor and createReplaceDescriptor.
You can also do it via the dispatch helper (slot machine). The code you can record to do it that way is much longer, however.

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(Originally by @homefire Concerted from an answer to a comment.)
Simple Regular Expression. Thank you.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2019-05-11 20:44:44 +0200 )edit
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