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How do I tell Writer to wait until a global operation (find-and-replace, say) finishes before reformatting the whole big document, instead of it reformatting and reformatting and reformatting and taking forever to finish?

asked 2017-02-27 02:51:35 +0100

Marco McClean gravatar image

updated 2017-02-27 03:30:44 +0100

In Microsoft Word, I tell it to find all places of two consecutive paragraph breaks and replace them with yyy, then I tell it to find all places of single paragraph breaks and replace them with a space, then I tell it to replace all places of yyy with two consecutive paragraph breaks. No matter how big the document is, this whole process takes just a few seconds.

In Writer it takes over half an hour. How do I tell Writer to wait until a global operation (find-and-replace, say) finishes before reformatting the whole big document, instead of it reformatting and reformatting and reformatting and taking forever to finish?

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answered 2017-02-27 06:15:26 +0100

Mike Kaganski gravatar image

That's a valid question, and I'd suggest to file it to LO Bugzilla as an enhancement request.

As a workaround, I'd suggest to try to switch to Web view for a time when you do such operations, and switch back afterwards.

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