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At 14:27 23/11/2012 -0500, Charles Meyer wrote:
We could have them listed alphabetically so if you're searching for a particular task you can search it by task name - e.g. from Auto-correct to Word Count.

Or we could have the alphabetical list built into the software itself. Oh, look: someone already has done that - it's called Help.

Inserting Page Numbers of Continuation Pages
You can easily insert the page number of the next page in a footer by using a field. The page number is only displayed if the following page exists.

This is a rather obscure requirement. It would be weird to have a book with notices at the bottom of each page such that page 1 had "continued on page 2" and so on and on! Better to expect readers to learn how to operate a book before using it. (I gather youngsters can now be seen wiping their finger lightly across the recto in a real book, expecting that to turn the page as it would in an e-book!)

I have no idea how many users are subscribed this list but let’s just say arguendo there are 10. If each of us 10 users contributed just 5 tasks they performed regularly in LW (and how those tasks are accomplished) then we would have 50 tasks.

That's very unlikely. It would happen only if you collaborated carefully to avoid duplication.

I'm still searching for the solutions to these tasks which we can then add to this Quick Guide: 1. Keep a dotted line across a page without it automatically becoming a solid line

See my earlier answer (of 21 November).

2. Suppressing hyperlinks

See my earlier answer (of 21 November).

3. Turn on/off Fast Save

I'm not sure we know what you mean by this. That's clear from the attempts at an answer you have been given.

4. Turn on/off the Track Changes tool

See my earlier answer (of 21 November).

5. Print file list of file names in a sub-directory ...

See my earlier answer (of 21 November). First, this is a task for your operating system, not for an office suite. Second, how you do it depends on what operating system you are using.

Eliminating hard returns

See my earlier answer (of 21 November). This depends on exactly what you want to do - which is not clear. Do you mean that you want to combine paragraphs into a single paragraph? Search for "$" and replace with nothing (or a blank or whatever you want - you don't make that clear either) in Find & Replace, with "Regular expressions" selected.

Is there a way to change indents without resorting a specific style?

Yes, indents are a paragraph property as well as a paragraph style property. But styles are a Good Idea.

Maybe you just want to make certain indents for that document and not keep it for other documents?

That shows a misunderstanding. Unless you specifically load styles from one document or template to another, and changes you make to styles or new styles you create apply only to the current document.

I'm concerned abut the situation where, for whatever reason, you have hard returns in a document and you wish to remove them - maybe with a résumé where you want a soft return instead?

Do you mean you want line breaks instead of paragraph breaks, or something else? (There is nothing specific about a résumé that would require this, is there?)

Line spacing - you can right click on any line or paragraph and choose Line Spacing but you're limited to single, 1.5 or double. What if you want to set your line spacing to something other than those 3 choices?

Line spacing is a paragraph property as well as a paragraph style property. Look in whichever of those places you require and you will see many, more flexible arrangements.

Incidentally, asking questions in this way is not the best way to learn how to use a word processor (or other software). As you will have seen, few people are willing to set about one-to-one teaching of topics that you can easily look up. You should get used to using the embedded Help facility and obtain and peruse the Writer Guide. (Oh look: I said that on 21 November, too!) You may also want to look for local courses on the subject.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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