How to convert numbered/bulleted lists to plain text in Writer?

asked 2015-05-26 15:01:39 +0100

arslan gravatar image

updated 2015-05-26 15:10:26 +0100

When preparing documents obtained by OCR for e-books, I often get bulleted lists which I need to convert to plain text (that is, to transform automatic bulleted dashes into plain text dashes -- just turning off the bulleted list would make dashes disappear). I have been struggling with this in LibreOffice Writer, while it is easily solved in Word with a simple macro:

Sub Auto_Format_convert_list_numbers() ' ' convert_list_numbers Macro ' Macro created 10/8/08 by WJ Shack ' ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText End Sub

However, that macro won’t work in Writer -- I get "BASIC runtime error. Object variable not set", with the little red arrow pointing to ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText.

Any idea how to modify the macro to work in Writer?

Thanks!

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