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How may I identify the line return/carriage return in Writer? [closed]

asked 2012-09-30 11:18:18 +0200

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updated 2013-01-27 11:40:17 +0200

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Hello I need to do something I used to do with Word 2007 and 2010 but I don't know how to do the same in Writer. Let's imagine I have a document with these names.

  1. JOHN
  2. PAUL
  3. MIKE

Okay. Every name jump to the next line, so they have a line return or carriage return if you prefer. Ok. That, in Word is controlled with the character ^p So if you tell Word find me the ^p character and (for example) replace it with an hyphen - what Word would do is this 1. JOHN-2. PAUL-3. MIKE Because it will search for the line return and replace it with an hyphen - But how may I do this in Writer? I have seen the search dialog box which is full of options and possible settings to search for, as color, font types, etc. but I did not find how to search the line return ?

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answered 2012-09-30 12:50:32 +0200

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updated 2017-12-28 02:31:12 +0200

Jim K gravatar image

You could search for: \n (line break) or $ (paragraph),
see also → Find & Replace doesn't find paragraph marks.

LibreOffice Help
Find & Replace
List of Regular Expressions

The easiest way
Install the extension → Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer.

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the easiest way no longer exists, this is about all I ever need find and replace for. Any other workarounds? Libreoffice 5.3.3.2

meika gravatar imagemeika ( 2017-12-02 23:29:27 +0200 )edit

@meika: I updated the links in the question.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2017-12-28 02:32:03 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-09-30 18:02:56 +0200

mrmister gravatar image

It works wonderful !!! THANKS !!!!!!! I'm using the extension is very very easy, I love it.

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