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From Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Macro or its equivalent to replace double spaces with single space.
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:14:08 GMT
2012/7/17 Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>:
> 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?

One reason why not, would probably be if you want as few extensions as
possible. If you don't need the other features of the extension, that
is…



Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg
ジョニー・ローゼンバーグ

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