Using the search and replace function, how can you replace a character with a tab character?

Asked by Larry Pearson

Using the search and replace edit function, I'd like to replace characters with a tab, but the tab character is used to skip to the next field. So how can I do it? I assume that there's some meta character to use instead.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Copy a TAB space and then use the search function, paste in the TAB in the replace with box etc

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