Is it possible to search a scrivener project for characters like a new line (carriage return), tabs or page breaks? I can do it in MS Word and Open Office so I wondered if it’s something that I can do in Scrivener.
I’m using version 3 on Windows 11.
It works using
Find / Find... for line-breaks and tabs. (Not for page-breaks tho.)
But I don’t think it can be done using the other search methods.
Some RegEx perhaps would offer that possibility ?
RegEx: \n is line break; \t is Tab.
As Scrivener basically doesn’t know anything about pagination until you compile, there are no page breaks or section breaks to search for. That said, for interest, I believe the RegEx for page/section break is \f.
Yes, the editor gives the ability to enter a page break, but the way Scrivener is designed to be best used, by breaking your text up into small chunks that can be moved around as necessary, page/section breaks are best left to the compiler.
But each to his own.
Apologies for the time it’s taken for me to get back to you but thank you … that works perfectly
Thanks to everyone else who commented as well