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Book Writing Format

Postby applesagan » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:47 pm

I am writing a book using double space format. Every time I go back and edit the change causes the whole text to revert to single space on every other line. Can I avoid this and how do I change edited version back to double space?
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Re: Book Writing Format

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:18 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Do you save in native ODF (.odt)? Saving in another format may cause this kind of issue.
Else, do you use a specific paragraph style?
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Re: Book Writing Format

Postby Bill » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:58 pm

applesagan wrote:... the change causes the whole text to revert to single space on every other line.

Line spacing is a paragraph property, so the spacing should be the same for every line in a paragraph. Have you done something to somehow make all paragraphs two lines long?
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Re: Book Writing Format

Postby RoryOF » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:47 pm

Writing (and formatting) something as long as a book, you really need to use Styles; without hands-on of your file we are working in the dark. I suggest you read Writer for students (several languages) as this may help get you on the correct track.

My experience is that it took three fairly substantial documents (circa 25,000 words each) to get fully to grips with use of Styles. Such a change does not mean you haver to abandon your existing text - there are quick ways to make it style based.
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