Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Can't replace line breaks with paragraph markers etc.|
|Component:||glow||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||UNCONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:||issues <issues.openoffice.org>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation on:||---|
Description othr 2006-05-30 13:25:15 UTC
In MS-Word, one can use codes like ^t, ^l, ^p to replace non-printing characters with other printing or non-printing characters. This is particularly useful when formatting emails (with many spurious line feeds) or tabulated data from other formats. The inability of OOo in this area (up to 2.0.1) is, for me, a critical weakness with OOo, that is now moving me back towards the alternative software package. Is this a new feature or a defect in existing functionality? Probably a bit of each. Regular expression \x0009 works for tabs (despite being a little cumbersome). However \x000D paragraph break, and \x000B line feed, don't work at all in the "Search for" box. 000E column break and 000C page break would also be useful. I want to be able to replace paragraph breaks with a specific printing or non- printing character, and vice versa. Same with line breaks.