Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Find & replace: Improve to what WordPerfect can do|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description dmacquarrie 2008-07-30 18:15:32 UTC
Data analysts sometimes use word processors to replace text, numbers, and format codes. I am one of these! WordPerfect is perfect, but I am slowly looking at switching to Oo or So. I have So (google pack) now. I was going to try to do my tasks in So, but the show stopper was the inability to replace spaces, ., or numbers with a simple tab. The tab replace is easy as we can easily change data files and export and import into a spread sheet, data base, or analysis package like SAS, SPSS, or Minitab. Yes, sometime I also replace with a hard return. The match and replace codes option in WP make it hard to beat. This has been a secret of for some data people in the know and allows us to be quick with data changes. If you could make this happen in Oo, then I can move forward. Money is tight so people are looking at options and I have been a MS critic for years. Thank you, David L. MacQuarrie, Ph.D.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-07-31 07:04:56 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2008-09-19 15:35:50 UTC
SBA: Adjusting summary to reflect the findings. Without a certain example given, "A look at WordPerfect" should be made when improving this area. Confirming issue. Reassigned to requirements.