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5 minutes ago, Seneca said:

Now that we have Regular Expressions it would be great to save them as presets so that we can call them later.

Yes, and to be specific, the saving of the replace strings as well. (And I would add that not all regular expressions can even be used in the Replace input. So that needs fixing.)

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1 hour ago, MikeW said:

And I would add that not all regular expressions can even be used in the Replace input. So that needs fixing

Some specific examples of that would help, though probably best in a separate topic.

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1 hour ago, MikeW said:

Just try the \s from the other post from Seneca. I mentioned it there.

And see my response there :) 

Publisher handled that properly.

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I'm very excited to have regular expressions at all. My impression of the power of this program has gone up greatly from this addition.

I understand this is just the first beta of the new feature. Like, Seneca's suggestion, adding the ability to save searches/replace combos (particularly regex, though why stop there?) is what I would recommend for the next step of fleshing out this feature. I regularly run through a set of fifteen in almost every document, and having them saved in the app itself makes it easier.

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It's really huge progress with RE, thank you!

It would be really great feature to save strings as preset but also possibility to use custom name of that preset in palette menu e.g. "Dash to En Dash", "Multiple space to single space" etc.

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