How to replace Paragraph Break with Line Break in LibreOffice Writer

Replace Paragraph Break with Line Break in LibreOffice Writer with these simple steps.

In Microsoft Word, this is very easy. You just need to open “Find and Replace”, enable Wildcards and replace ^13 (paragraph break) with ^l (line break).

But this is a little different in LibreOffice Writer. But you do not require any macro for this. Just follow this process.

  • First of all, type a line break by pressing “Shift” + “Enter”
  • Now copy this line break
  • Now open “Find and Replace” (You can use the shortcut “ctrl” + “H” to open “Find and Replace” dialogue box)
  • Click on checkbox for Regular Expressions
  • Type “$” in the find box to search for paragraph break
  • Click on “Find All”. This will cause all the paragraph breaks in the document to get selected
  • Close the “Find and Replace” box without removing the selection
  • Press “ctrl” + “V” and it will paste line break in place of all the paragraph breaks

That’s it.

By Abhineet Mittal

Abhineet is IIM Alumnus and Founder of popular Digital Publishing Platform, Sahityapedia. He is a technology enthusiast by hobby & an avid reader.

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