LibreOffice 4.1.4.2 Paragraph Format Issue.

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Apr 7 20:06:20 MDT 2014


On Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:42:56 -0600
Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/07/2014 06:35 PM, Charles Curley wrote:
> > I am collating about 25 documents, which means copying text into my
> > master document. One of the ones I am copying from has introduced a
> > problem.
> 
> Are you actually copying the text in, or are you just linking the
> children documents into the master document?

Copying in. I have to arrange all the various submissions to an outline.

> 
> > The Text Body paragraph style should have no indenting, and when you
> > look at the style's definition, it says it has no indenting. But in
> > some cases, mostly imported from one document, the style says it
> > has no indenting, but in fact it does. Select a paragraph, and hit
> > control-m to remove direct formatting, and you get the indenting.
> > 
> > The only way I know to resolve this issue is to import the text as
> > unformatted text. However, I would then lose the formatting I want
> > to retain.
> > 
> > Any ideas on how to resolve this problem?
> 
> This invisible formatting follows the text when pasted into any new
> blank document?  And there's no tab character embedded in the text?

Correct on both counts.

> 
> As a sanity check, you could copy the text to a blank document, save
> it, and then unzip the odt file and look at the XML directly.  You
> might be able to see what codes are embedded that are causing you
> problems.

I will try that. Thanks.

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