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I have this in a txt-file

task a
task b
Lindberg's note: blah
    task b.1
    task b.2
task c
task d

I want this

task a
task b
    Lindberg's note: blah
    task b.1
    task b.2
task c
task d

So, how do I create a find & replace, but instead of "find x, replace with y" I want "find Lindberg's note, replace with {Tab key}Lindberg's note".

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Copy some text, containing {Tab} character, e.g. " task b.1"

Bring "Find and replace dialog"

Insert copied string to "Replace" box and edit the text, not deleting the {Tab} representative (in my notepad.exe it's shown as a box character)

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In my notepad.exe it can only paste the first line. – user1603548 Sep 11 '13 at 13:34
    
can you select just a {Tab} whitespace and copy it to buffer? Can it be inserted in the dialog after that? – Vladimir Tsuverkalov Sep 11 '13 at 13:36
    
Yes. And I feel very stupid now. – user1603548 Sep 11 '13 at 17:47

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