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[Solved] How Do I Make Non-Printing Characters Visible?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:04 am
by skuddle
I would like to see non-printing characters (tabs, paragraph marks, etc.) in my text boxes. How do I set that up?

Re: How Do I Make Non-Printing Characters Visible?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:58 am
by thomasjk
View--> Formatting Marks CTRL+F10.

Re: How Do I Make Non-Printing Characters Visible?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:13 am
by RoryOF
thomasjk wrote:View--> Formatting Marks CTRL+F10.


On some operating systems this may be /View /Non printing characters (ctrl +F10)

Re: How Do I Make Non-Printing Characters Visible?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:16 pm
by Villeroy
Since you posted on the Draw forum the correct answer is that you can't make them visible, I'm afraid. You may copy the text box content to a Writer window.

Re: How Do I Make Non-Printing Characters Visible?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:49 pm
by Lupp
Villeroy is right, of course.

@skuddle: You are stubbornly pulling at the wrong end. Presuming you are still working on your labels:

You don't need any TextBoxes. You need a suitable desingn for data keeping and for creating labels from the data als well. Having complained about the time you wasted with CorelDraw you shouldn't be fond of wasting as much time with LibO Draw now. Since you did not yet look into the raw example I attached to my last post in your other thread, I would suggest you do now and look at a print preview. Then you should tell us what's wromg with it.
(By the way: The label height of 13.8 cm given there is a typo. The correctly applied value is 11.85 cm.)

Well, I will not annoy you with my smart-aleck comments any more.

Re: How Do I Make Non-Printing Characters Visible?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:32 pm
by skuddle
I don't consider any of your remarks, or any of the remarks of others who have responded, as "smart-alec". I find them to be very helpful to me as I am beginning my work with LO Draw.