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My apologies.

Had I checked the URL to the OOo WEB page about regular expressions first, I would have found my answer.

There, and I tested this so I know it works, it says that ^$ matches any empty paragraph. Replacing it with nothing removes them.

Mr. Edmonds, thank you for your suggestion, maybe the solution from OOo will help you.

On 2020-03-26 18:22, Steve Edmonds wrote:
Hi. The way I have done this (because I couldn't work out another way) is;
check regular expressions

Find $
Replace (*) this sequence of 3 characters can be anything but should not
occur in your text.

Find \(\*\)\(\*\)
Replace \n

Find \(\*\)
Replace \n

On 27/03/2020 10:34, Udvarias Ur wrote:

These 2 are the same solution.

It works fine when a 'find and replace' is preformed on a single
paragraph mark, i.e. hard return, appears as ¶,is replaced with
anything else.

I have a similar problem.

I sometimes, especially when copying and pasting text from a WEB page,
find 2 hard returns one after another.

How can I search for double hard returns, ¶¶, and replace them with
single hard returns, ¶.

On 2020-03-26 15:56, Steve Edmonds wrote:

referring to

Tick "Regular expressions" in "Search and replace" dialog. Search for $,
replace with space.

In your case replace with \t


On 27/03/2020 07:01, procuste piziocampte wrote:
Im' using Version: on linux opensuse:
In a writer document I woule like to find paragraph breaks  (A
break that can be entered with the Enter or Return key )with a tab
so following the instructions here

I should perform a find/replace:
in find \n and in replace \t
or if it doesnt works
in find \n and in replace \n and then in find \n and in replace \t
checking the regular expression box (only that one)
but it doesn't work, writer gives me the "search key not found"
how can I solve??

Udvarias Ur

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