Special "characters" for Find and Replace

Hi all-- I’m fairly new to both Bear and Markdown, so I apologize if there’s already a way to do this (though I couldn’t find anything in Support or here in the forum). I got started with Bear by importing a few hundred notes from Evernote. Some of those were captured from web pages, and parts of them ended up including some HTML tags (I don’t know if that happened in Evernote or the migration to Bear):

{br} Shipping Method › UPS Ground {br} {br} {br} Comments ›Google~Please ship USPS if it’s cheaper.
[ {} substituted for <> so this editor doesn’t treat them as HTML.]

What I’d like to be able to do here is to replace each {br} with an actual line break, but there doesn’t seem to be a markdown equivalent that I would put in the [Replace] field. Or in the [Find] field if, say, I wanted to replace multiple line breaks with just one.

I suppose a workaround would be to copy the note into a word processor that can perform that Find & Replace, but I don’t know if anything (images/links/formatting/whatever) might unintentionally get lost in the process.

Thanks for reading!

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Not sure if it will work, but have you tried putting --- for breaks in the Replace field?

I did try after seeing your reply, but it simply changed it to ---. However, I did discover that I can in fact press [return] in the [Find] field and Bear will indeed search for line breaks. It just doesn’t work in the [Replace] field, which was my original goal. Thanks anyway for the suggestion!