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Hi Thomas,

Thomas Blasejewicz schrieb am 15.08.2022 um 17:02:
On 2022/08/15 19:07, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi Thomas,


Are you sure \ is not on your keyboard? If I switch to a Japanese keyboard layout, I see a \ as left most key in the lower row and as right most key in the middle row.

You can install an additional language in Windows and then you can switch the keyboard layout.

Kind regards

Good evening
and I thank everybody for their help.
* Yes, my KB does have a backslash. But pressing it (no matter what KB layout it use) ALWAYS produces a \. They are supposed to be identical. > * I thought about inserting a backslash via symbols, but that alsow
produces a \; in the Find dialog it does not work.

You mean, your get a \ in a text document, but copy&paste it to the 'Find' or to the 'Replace' field does not work?

* Neither does copying the "tab portion" from any piece of text.

That cannot work. You need to use \t in the 'Replace' field.

* I do not use Linux, so those commands do not help me.
* This operation apparently does not work in a text editor either.
* I thought about replacing "space[" with something like "spacekk" (with or without the space). THAT does not work either.
* I just tried to find simply "[" (without the quotes).
* Unchecking "Regular expressions" DOES find the brackets, but then inserts "\t[" (where the \ is a backslash). But that is not what I want .. and not helpful.

Does this really have to be so difficult?

I have no problem with the Find&Replace dialog.

Please try to use the English UI of Windows. Outside of LibreOffice go to Settings > Time and Language > Language. If you not have done it already install "English (United States)". Restart Windows. Again in Settings > Time and Language > Language in the field "Windows display language" select "English (Unites States)". Restart Windows.
Now try again the Find&Replace dialog in LibreOffice.

To replace a space followed by [ with a tab you need, with 'Regular Expression' checked, in the 'Find' field (before the \ is a space):


and in the 'Replace' field

Kind regards

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