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Sorry about the lack of clarity.

I am opening a 'csv' document in Writer.

When using "Find and Replace" with "Regular Expression" checked and "Search for" using characters "^.". I click on <Find Next> button. With cursor on position 1,1 of document, it finds and highlights the first position character. The misbehavior begins now. Clicking on the <Find Next> button increments to the next character, not the next line 1st position.

I have also discovered that if I "Find and Replace" with "Regular Expression" checked and "Search for" using characters "^." but have "Backwards" checked, it works correctly. That is to say it goes to the last line in the document, and repeated clicking on <Find Next> button goes to and highlights the line above at the first character.

I did download "Alternative Find & Replace for Writer v1.4 12/2013". It should not effect the standard "Find and Replace". It also behaves as described above.

The last version it was working in correctly was probably 4.3, but I really don't know.

Away till Monday, so cannot reply till then.


PS: replied to Piet because Brians' was not "reply to list".

On 5/7/2015 10:53 AM, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
Paul D. Mirowsky wrote:

  > LibreOffice Version:
  > Build ID: c4c7d32d0d49397cad38d62472b0bc8acff48dd6
  > Locale: en_US
  > Windows 7 Professional SVC Pack 1 on Intel.64 bit.
  > I had recorded some macro's that I use for file cleaning that went nuts.
  > Then I noticed that using Find for the first character ^. was only
  > advancing through each character after finding the the first character.
  > Can some else confirm?
Your description is not very clear. Do you happen to have 'regular expressions' selected in the 
Find and Replace dialog?

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