[scribus] Removing extra spaces??

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Nov 6 02:01:59 UTC 2014

>On 11/05/2014 11:31 AM, Ian Whitfield wrote:
> I was just wondering if there is a method, (or Macro??), available to
> check all the text in a frame and remove any and all extra spaces?

When I first read this question my immediate reaction was to suggest
what I would do if faced with the same problem. I would open the text
in the story editor, select all, and cut to the clipboard. The story
editor is now empty.

I would then open a new, blank LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer document
and paste the text into it. I would use the search and replace
functions in Writer to search for double spaces and replace with a
single space. When finished I would select all the text, copy to the
clipboard, go back to the story editor in Scribus, and paste it in. 

My life is easier if I don't use Scribus as a word processor and I don't
use Writer as a layout application. Please feel free to modify one of
the scripts mentioned above to do the job, but for me search and
replace already exists in LO/OO Writer, so why should I reinvent the

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