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[Solved] Suddenly Cntrl>B alters attributes in all doc

Postby Philiph » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:03 pm

Hi there
Thanks in advance for reading this.
I have been using AOO for about 12 months, mostly Writer.
This is my first time post, I have muddled through...
Today, formatting my document I am writing, I was marking up particular text to make it Bold, and then it started formatting the document as Bold text, beyond what I had marked up. This is a common function to I use for report writing in editing, using all different font styles and attributes as required.
I am just using a default style font, and have been for months, in drafting the body text.
I am not sure where to find this question, under what enquiry line here, which FAQ - so thanks for your patience.
Thanks Philiph
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Re: Writer: Suddenly Cntrl>B alters attributes in all docume

Postby jrkrideau » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:57 pm

You might try turning on the formatting marks, the pilcrow or reversed p in the toolbar (¶) to see if anything looks funny. Is there any chance you may have a non-breaking space in there? It should not be doing this but it might.

Otherwise could you upload a small file with the offending text? There is an upload tab at the bottom of the Quote and the Reply windows.

I would recommend never using manual formatting. AOO is designed to work at its best when all the formatting is done using Styles. You can set up custom templates very easily and using Styles seems to result in more stable documents and ones that export to Word better if this is a concern.

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Re: Writer: Suddenly Cntrl>B alters attributes in all docume

Postby Bill » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:28 pm

This will happen if the AutoUpdate option for the Default Style has been checked. It is unchecked by default.
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Re: Writer: Suddenly Cntrl>B alters attributes in all docume

Postby Philiph » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:28 pm

Thank you jrkrideau. I tried this and I had no issues with the spacing that seemed unusual, and

Thanks you Bill, how would I have found that without you! :crazy:

Yes, the AutoUpdate box was enabled, and I unchecked it. :knock:

I appreciate you both stepping in with suggestions. :super:

kind regards
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