Issue 92291

Summary: Find & replace: Improve to what WordPerfect can do
Product: Writer Reporter: dmacquarrie <macqdavid-comm>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

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.