Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Removing multiple spaces in OpenOffice/LibreOffice

I recently received several documents that contained multiple (and irregular) numbers of spaces between each word.  When I asked the original author about this, they said that they typed out the document and that they struggle with the gap a space produces being too small.  As I was meant to extract the information out of these documents and use it in a report and create a spreadsheet out of these I wanted to get rid of the multiple spaces so that I wouldn't have to re-type the whole thing. 

Microsoft office offers several ways to do this, however many of them do not work with OpenOffice or LibreOffice.  This is such a simple problem, but there are not many solutions to this shown online.

A simple fix is to use the Find & Replace tool (Ctrl + H or edit > Find & Replace from the top menu).  This will bring up a window (shown below).  In the Search for field enter [:space:]+ (be sure to include the symbols) and then in the Replace With field put in a space.  Click on the + symbol beside Other Options and select Regular expressions ( a tick should appear in the box beside it.

 Click on Replace All and your document should now be sorted, all of the multiple spaces will be replaced by a single space.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Podcrawl - Glasgow 2014

Announcing what will hopefully be the first of many: Podcrawl Glasgow.

Calling all podcasters and podcast listeners.  Podcrawl Glasgow will kick off on July 11th at 6pm in The State Bar, Holland Street, Glasgow.  The bar is located in the city centre of Glasgow and is easily accessed from the main stations: Central and Queen Street as well as Buchanan St Bus Station.  However we do not intend to stay there all night, if you wish to join us later on we will be using the hashtag #podcrawlglasgow on various social media sites.

Take some time out from your hectic schedule and enjoy a few drinks with some like minded podcasters.  The Podcrawl is being organised with the hope of becoming an annual event, so lets make the first one a day to remember. Whether you are a podcaster or a fan of podcasts, then you will be made most welcome.  Please note that due to the time of the Podcrawl and the nature of public houses in Scotland, this event is for people aged eighteen years and older, most Glasgow pubs will not give entry to children.

If you have any questions or need any more information then please feel free to contact me through http://unseenstudio.co.uk/contact-tuxjam/ or through social media:
Feel free to use the poster below to help promote this event.