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From Doug <dmcgarr...@optonline.net>
Subject Re: Macro or its equivalent to replace double spaces with single space.
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:06:30 GMT
On 07/17/2012 07:06 AM, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:47:01 +0200
> Johnny Rosenberg<gurus.knugum@gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> 2012/7/17 Srinivasulu Bhattaram<bhattarams@gmail.com>:
>>> I am new to Open Office.
>>> InWORD 2003 (and also in WORD 2007),
>>> I have craeted macros to remove double spaces with single spaces and used
>>> them extensively..
>>> How to have an equivalent of it in Open Office writer?
>>>
>>> I do not want to go through   Find    Replace.... kind of thing.
>>> seena
>> What about letting a macro do the search and replace for you?
>>
>> I just wrote this one, with inspiration from ”Useful Macro Information
>> For OpenOffice.org By Andrew Pitonyak”, which is a PDF that you can
>> download somewhere:
>>
>> REM  *****  BASIC  *****
>>
>> Sub RemoveRedundantSpaces
>> 	Dim oReplace as object
>> 	oReplace = ThisComponent.createReplaceDescriptor()
>>
>> 	With oReplace
>> 		.SearchString = "  "
>> 		.ReplaceString = " "
>> 	End With
>>
>> 	While ThisComponent.ReplaceAll(oReplace)>0
>> 	Wend
>> End Sub
>>
>>
>> This macro also takes care of tripple spaces and… well, it just
>> removes all spaces until there are only single spaces left. And it is
>> fast. Really fast.
>> I tested it myself, and it worked in all my test cases. Well, I didn't
>> test it THAT thoroughly, but still…
>>
>> Much better than using the crappy macro recorder anyway. And shorter…
>>
>> If you write the documents yourself, there is a simple way to prevent
>> double spaces in the first place, something like:
>> Tools → Options for auto correction… → Click the Options tab → ☒
>> Ignore double spaces
>>
>> You can still make double spaces if you really want to, but it's less
>> likely to happen accidently.
>>
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> Johnny Rosenberg
>> ジョニー・ローゼンバーグ
>>
> Or why not use the Language Tool extension, which will flag double spaces as you type
with a blue wiggly underline?
>
That wouldn't help with text that is already written, that you're 
editing.  --doug


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