With the extended search mode in Notepad++, it is easy to replace non-character items using the Replace tool of Notepad++. First open the replace dialogue box and click the radio button next to Extended (\n, \r, \t, \0, \x...) in the Search Mode box on the bottom left. Now you are ready to look for these formatting expressions in your file. Below are some examples.
To replace all tabs with newlines:
Find what: \t
Replace with: \r\n
To replace all newlines with tabs:
Find what: \r\n
Replace with: \t
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