Oddly enough, after posting this I ran into an issue I hadn't seen before while 
stepping through a series of such replaces.

Sometimes after removing a space in a table it reports "Not found." Yet if you 
click outside the table, it will continue to find such items. Sounds like a bug 
to me. The occurrence of multiple paragraphs in a table, some of which may have 
spaces at the end of a paragraph, may not have been adequately tested by Adobe.

Craig

From: adam.holl...@solacesystems.com
To: craig...@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: removing space at the end of line
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:59:18 +0000









Thanks so much for this. I’ve had a blog post brewing in my head for some time 
about how regular expressions can be very useful for editing. Have yet to write
 it, though.
 
I’ll be using this very frequently, I think.
 

Adam Hollett
Customer Documentation
Solace Systems
adam.holl...@solacesystems.com

 


From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com]
On Behalf Of Craig Ede

Sent: March-23-15 3:31 PM

To: framers

Subject: removing space at the end of line


 

Thanks to Rick Quatro's excellent webinar on regular expression search and 
replace some time back I was able to construct the following reg exp search in 
FM 12 to remove a space occurring
 at the end of a line right before the end of paragraph marker. I've been using 
for it for awhile. I'm sure others have constructed something similar, but for 
those of you who don't want to mess around and experiment:



Find: (?<=.) (?=\x0a)



Replace with nothing. Of course, the Regular Expressions option has to be 
checked in the Find/Replace dialog.



Earlier versions of FrameMaker would allow you to replace a space followed by 
an end of paragraph, but you had to replace with the paragraph marker. That 
would result in your paragraph being formatted with the tag of the following 
paragraph which was often
 not what you wanted.



Hope this is useful to someone out there. I find that Word conversions often 
suffer from these extra spaces.



Thank you.



Craig

                                          
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