[SOLVED] Outline with Spaces between paragraphs

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[SOLVED] Outline with Spaces between paragraphs

Postby greengene1 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:51 pm

I would like my outlines to have a space before each new number/character. I can do it manually, but does anyone know a way to set up the outline to automatically insert a carriage return before each outline heading? Also when you edit an outline, how do you save it for future use?
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Re: Outline with Spaces

Postby Zizi64 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:51 pm

Can you upload a small ODF type sample file here?
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Re: Outline with Spaces

Postby greengene1 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:41 pm

Here is a file with an outline. Each numeral follows after the prior line, unless I type a few characters after the new numeral, then go to the previous line and press return to insert another numeral in between the last 2, then backspace to remove the un-needed numeral. I can do it, but its cumbersom. I have done that on this file, but if you type a return after the last line, the next numeral is on the very next line.
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Re: Outline with Spaces

Postby JeJe » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:19 am

The easiest way to do this is set the paragraph line spacing to double

See the Format menu / paragraphs dialog / indents and spacing

Alternatively you could change the Spacing above the paragraph.

You can either select all the paragraphs and apply the line spacing to them all or (better) create a style which has double line spacing and make those paragraphs that paragraph style.
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Re: Outline with Spaces

Postby Bill » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:21 am

Hitting ENTER starts a new numbered paragraph. If you want to insert a blank line before starting a new numbered paragraph, hit SHIFT+ENTER to start a new line, then ENTER to start a new numbered paragraph.
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Re: Outline with Spaces

Postby greengene1 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:58 am

Thanks Folks. Ilike JeJe's suggestion to put a space above the paragraph. That works, but I didn't want the double spacing within the paragraph. So the space above does the job. Bill's method also works nicely. Press shift-return to go the next line, then press return and the next para number is inserted. Both methods do what I want

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Re: [SOLVED] Outline with Spaces between paragraphs

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:57 am

In my opinion it is a better solution to use a custom paragraph style with increased before/after spacing for the desired part of the document - instead of the usage of the Enters/Shift-Enters.
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Re: [SOLVED] Outline with Spaces between paragraphs

Postby greengene1 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:26 pm

You are probably right, Tibor, but I have not gotten the skills for that yet. Can you suggest a tutorial?
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Re: [SOLVED] Outline with Spaces between paragraphs

Postby RoryOF » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:44 pm

I suggest you have a look at this file for an overview of using OpenOffice
Structure Instructions

and this document for more detailed instructions:
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Re: [SOLVED] Outline with Spaces between paragraphs

Postby greengene1 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:47 pm

Thank You, kindly. Stay Healthy!
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