The find & replace feature in an office suite can prove to be very helpful in many different circumstances. For example, if you want to quickly find a piece of information in a very long document the task can take just seconds rather than the hours it’d take for you to manually scan through the whole thing. It also allows to change many pieces of information rather quickly and automatically, it’s probably one of the most used features in Writer for Open Office. However, some of you may have realised that it is actually rather limited in many different aspects and this is why an extension has been created to add even more functionality just to this window. The extension is called “Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer” and we’re going to talk about it in detail in this article.
There is simply too many features to talk about in one article but we will go through some of the main ones. If there’s many different parts of text that you need to replace, you may have found that it’s quite time consuming manually typing them into the find & replace window and waiting for the process to complete. This extension makes it easier by allowing you to perform multiple at the same time so you can simply enter several different searches, enter the 1 part of text you want to replace them with and it’ll all be done straight away. It’s just one of the ways the office suite can really prove to be useful for businesses especially when a lot of documents are going to be used regularly.
Expressions are another thing that would be very useful if they were built into the Open Office download, don’t worry though because this extension provides full support for them. There’s a guide included in the extension which will tell you how to write them but you should find it rather simple depending on what you want to do. This can be useful if you want to change multiple different pieces of information that aren’t exactly the same but have the same structure which can identify them to the office suite and to the extension.
When Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer is placed into your installation, you’ll also be able to search and replace using paragraphs too. This is much better than having to compress everything into one line which may not even work, especially if you’re trying to search for something. Multiple lines can be used when this extension is installed, you can use as many paragraphs as you feel is needed when you’re making your search/replace. It’s really easy to do too, when you install the extension you’ll find that the old window is simply replaced with the new one and you’ll have full access to all of the new features we’re talking about in this article.
You’ll be glad to know that this extension is available in many different languages so that no matter what your 1st language is, you should still be able to use it with no problems at all. English, Czech, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Dutch and Italian are all supported by the office suite as well as this extension. You’ll notice that the ones we’ve listed seem to be the main and most popular languages which is great for users all around the world. If this is an extension that interests you, we highly recommend that you go ahead and get started immediately by using the official download link we’ve provided you with below. If you still don’t have it, you can install the office suite from our website, too.