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Line and Paragraph Spacing

Postby Sesamus » Sun May 03, 2020 3:46 pm

I have been using Open Office for quite a while but only recently have I been adding in quotes and excerpts from other articles.

Sometimes when I copy and paste things in from elsewhere it changes things because the piece copied in will have different spacing to the piece I have written myself.

So I would like to know 2 things:

1. Is there a way for me to see what the spacing is

and

2. Can I simply highlight everything and make both segments the same?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Séamus
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Re: Line and Paragraph Spacing

Postby RoryOF » Sun May 03, 2020 4:08 pm

Turn on /View /Non printing characters; that same command again turns off the display. This command shows the spaces and tab characters; it also shows line breaks (left pointing hooked arrow, caused by Shift Enter - use sparingly) and Paragraph marks (Backwards P characters, recte Pilcrow, caused by Enter). If a new line is blank, with no defining character, after a Pilcrow, it is caused by the Paragraph Style's Indents and Spacing tab, Space after paragraph setting. If it is a blank line in as sequence of text lines without Pilcrow terminations, it is caused by Line Spacing setting, again in the Paragraph Style's Indents and Spacing tab.
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Re: Line and Paragraph Spacing

Postby Sesamus » Sun May 03, 2020 4:23 pm

Thanks for that information Rory, that's very helpful. :)

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Re: Line and Paragraph Spacing

Postby Zizi64 » Sun May 03, 2020 8:04 pm

Sometimes when I copy and paste things in from elsewhere it changes things because the piece copied in will have different spacing to the piece I have written myself.

NEVER paste formatted contents from the internet, or from foreign file format documents. Use the Paste special - unformatted text, and format the content with the Styles.
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