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On 10/18/2012 07:23 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 10:22 18/10/2012 -0700, Richard C. Steffens wrote:
I've been using LibreOffice on Ubuntu 10.04 for many months. I transcribe recorded interviews. The format includes the identification of the speaker at the left margin followed by what they said. To speed up the typing I use the short abbreviation I: when the interviewer is speaking, and M: or F: when the interviewee is speaking. When I'm all done I use Find & Replace to change I: to Interviewer:, and then change M: (or F:) to Interviewee:. This process has been working fine for months. The day before yesterday it stopped applying the italic format during replace.How do I figure out what happened, and then how do I fix it?

o In the Find & Replace dialogue, click More Options.
o With the cursor in the "Replace with" box, click Format and then click Italic under Typeface on the Font tab. (You don't need to select a Font or Size.)

Is that what you are doing?


The format attribute of the "Replace with" text appears to be remembered;

Yes. I have noticed that.

did you perhaps for some reason click No Format and cancel your italics the day before yesterday?

Certainly not intentionally, but who can say for sure.

I trust this helps.

Oddly, it now works, again. Here's the procedure I've always used:

o Copy the text I want to use as the replacement to the clipboard.
o Highlight the first instance of the text I want to replace.
o Click <ctrl-H>
o Paste the text I want to use as the replacement into the Replace with box.
o Click on More Options.
o Click on Format.
o Click on Italic in the Style column.
o Click Ok.
At this point I see the words "Italic, normal" under the Replace with box. I saw those words when this wasn't working, too.
o Click Replace All.

That always used to work, and now it works, again. The only explanation I can think of is that I needed to learn how to achieve the same results using AutoCorrect, which works fine and saves me a couple of steps when I'm finished with the transcription.

So, I called this "resolved, sort of" because it works correctly again, but I don't really know why it didn't work for a short while.

Thanks to all for the tips and hints.


Dick Steffens

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