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How do I find a hard page or paragrah break and replace it with a text string? [closed]

asked 2016-11-07 22:57:50 +0200

Moose Breath gravatar image

updated 2020-08-22 17:31:22 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I want to replace ALL paragraph or hard page breaks with a character string. The target is not necessarily HTML.

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answered 2016-11-08 08:37:28 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


You can do this with AltSearch extension.


Search for regular: \m Replace: \r

\r removes manual column or page breaks in the found paragraph(s)

You can find help about this extension here.


  • This does not delete page breaks generated by tables (Table PropertiesText Flow tab)
  • This delete page breaks generated by paragraph styles, so you get "manual formatting" for these paragraphs (need to clear manual formatting to restore the break).


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Take care: as far as I know, paragraphs can't be longer than 64 k characters, so if your file is longer, you may lose data.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-11-08 08:44:28 +0200 )edit

Hi @floris v

4.3 raises the 16bit (65,535) characters limitation of Writer paragraphs to 32bit (2,147,483,647).

And here, all paragraphs are not affected, only those with a break.Nevertheless, you are right to draw attention to this point


pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2016-11-08 09:04:09 +0200 )edit

That's good news. :) Thanks for pointing that out.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-11-08 09:32:08 +0200 )edit

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