lowriter: replacing two spaces after period with one space
- Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:05:22 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Curt <curty@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: lowriter: replacing two spaces after period with one space
I find myself obliged periodically to produce a .doc file (current
workflow: vim-latex(special cls I've slightly altered for my
The rtf and doc files contain sometimes one sometimes two spaces after
the period; I want one space throughout. If not for this one niggling
inconsistency, the output ain't too bad at all.
Anyway, it was not obvious to me how to replace a period followed by two
spaces with a period followed by one space in the find and replace
utility (Edit/Find $ Replace) inside lowriter. I thought I'd post the
solution I found here for others like me traipsing around eternally in the
So, 'Find $ Replace' (Ctrl+H for you hackers out there).
Open up 'Other options' and tick 'Regular expressions' (perhaps the
very bane of my existence).
In the 'Find:' box
and in the 'Replace:' box (which *doesn't* accept regular expressions,
or rather only a severely limited subset of same):
. (that's a period)
Probably of little interest to any subscribers here, but there you go.
"Three prisoners were locked in a cell. When the largest of them finished his
food, he immediately ate the others. Too bad. An apostrophe in the right place
might have prevented a horrible crime." Joe Gunn