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
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: 126.96.36.199
> 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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