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At 08:49 05/03/2014 -0500, Tim Lungstrom wrote:
On 03/05/2014 02:31 AM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 01:30 05/03/2014 -0500, Doug McGarrett wrote:
Running LO version 4..1. Editing a three-page document which was written with double-spacing after a period. Tried with search and replace to fix that--tried twice--and both times it came up with the same number "fixed" but in reality in neither case were they actually fixed. To input this, I went to the search and replace window, and on the top replace I put two space-bar pushes, and on the bottom replace with I put one space-bar push.

The Find & Replace dialogue "helpfully" remembers items that you have previously used in the current session. You can obtain these from the drop-down list below each text box. If you start typing, items from the list will be suggested, prompting you in the text boxes themselves.

My guess is that at some point you have used a double space in the "Replace with" box and it now appears in its list. When you now type a single space, LibreOffice fills in the second space automatically. Since spaces are by their nature invisible, you may not notice the additional highlighted space. The result is that your are replacing double spaces with double spaces: that would produce exactly the effect you describe.

What must I do to make this work?

o Type the space.  Press Delete to delete the suggested second space.
o Close LibreOffice to void the list.

I use "copy/paste" in the boxes. I copy the "double space", and then paste it in the find box. [...] I rarely type in the "find text" for a "replace all" option. It seems easier to just do a copy/paste of the first "text" needing changing.

Then you are wasting your time. Even more easily, you can select the required text before opening the Find & Replace dialogue. You will then find the selected text already in the "Search for" box: no need to copy and paste.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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