If spell check doesn't work, Select-all and R-click > Styles (or Paragraph > Styles) and go to the Font Tab and just change the language to English (USA).
Replace double paragraphs with single. This should be done with Find and Replace and putting ^$ in the first field and nothing in the second. It didn't work for me this time though.
CHANGE BACKGROUND COLOR
Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Application
Define new colors: Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Colors
LibreOffice adding colors with find&replace
- [1-9] for numbers
- * for asterisks
- ... for ellipsis
- | to separate words (if you want to find John|Jose)
- ^\s* for any spaces at the beginning of lines
- (?replace ... with no space after it with a space after it?, same with : remove spaces around *)
... then put & in the replace box, and check ‘regular expressions’. Click ‘format’ > ‘highlight’ and select a color' and close that dialogBox.
For some reason, after applying a find&replace, it just won't do a second one unless you close the document and re-open it.
Instructions from the internet:
- Press CTRL+H for a Find and Replace view
- In the first box type a word. If you want to replace multiple words, put a "|" inbetween them
- In the "Replace" box put a single "&"
- With your cursor still in the "Replace" box, press Formatting, click Highlighting.
- Press Color and choose whatever color you like
- Check the box for "Regular Expressions"
Not used this time:
- ^$ finds all empty lines
- $ finds all space after the end of a line
Workaround for removing multiple spaces (although it didn't work for me because it brought stuff too close together also. Just try it to see, but save a copy of your document first.)
- Search for all $ with Regular expressions, and replace it for a character not used in the document (perhaps █)
- Search for all ██ “and replace with something else”
- Search for all █ and replace with \n (to recover the paragraphs)
to constrain text to its columns, highlight it and click the ‘wrap text’ button on the toolbar