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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: Suggestion
Date Mon, 13 May 2013 08:32:27 GMT
On Mon, 13 May 2013 08:59:10 +0100
Cara Johnson <> wrote:

> Hi there, FIRST, let me just say that I am in awe of the work you all do
> and really, really, REALLY, appreciate having all of OpenOfffice's tools
> available to me.
> Sorry, but there is a BUT coming: One of the very few things that MS Word
> does better than OpenOffice Writer is that it allows one to do a global
> replace of the Shift-Enter character with ^p.

Slightly different syntax in OpenOffice

/Edit /Find and Replace 
In the Find box \n
In the Replace box \n
Drop More Options and select Regular expressions.
The \n has different meanings in each of the boxes.  In the Find, in means "Shift Enter",
in the Replace it means "Paragraph mark"

> The reason that this is a good thing and would be VERY helpful, is that
> when one copies text from an online document, the paragraphs invariably are
> made with Shift-Enter.
> Example: (unfortch, those dratted little arrow thingees don't show here,
> just imagine one at the end of each truncated line:
> Danans in the early ages. The terms Sighc, /Sigheog, and Siabhra, were
> applied by the Irish to Fairies : hence came the names Sktbhrog, " a fairy
> habitation;" Sluagh-Sighe, "the fairy host;" and Bean-Sighe, " a fairy
> woman." The fairies were also called by the Irish Deamhain-Aedhiry
> signifying "Demons of the Air;" and frequently Daione-Maithe, meaning
> *' the good people" — being so denominated for fear of giving them offence,
> and
> dreading their power%
>  As one can see, fort of, it's tedious in the extreme to replace each of
> these characters individually in order for the text to flow properly.
> Thank you for your time and for this great suite of tools.
> Kind regards,
> Cara Johnson
> Dublin, Ireland

Rory O'Farrell <>

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