Issue 65886

Summary: Can't replace line breaks with paragraph markers etc.
Product: groupware Reporter: othr <jnk1>
Component: glowAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact: issues <issues.openoffice.org>
Severity: trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation on: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

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.