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How to replace multiple paragraph markers [closed]

asked 2013-07-15 14:36:35 +0100

Roger Priddle gravatar image

updated 2020-08-16 12:51:32 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

The doc i'm editing has 4 blank paragraphs between lines of text. I want to use "Find and Replace" to search for 4 successive paragraph markers and replace with 1 but typing in "^$^$^$^$" returns "search key not found". Tried it again with "^p^p" (only 2 in a row, as a test)still nothing. TIA.

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answered 2013-07-15 14:53:52 +0100

Edward gravatar image

"Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer" works very nicely for just this sort of task:

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Also, for empty paragraphs search for ^$ and leave replace empty.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-04-20 13:00:22 +0100 )edit

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