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At 17:07 30/06/2013 +0000, Maurice Noname wrote:
On Sat, 29 Jun 2013 16:57:05 +0100, Brian Barker wrote:
If you want to make life easier, it may be useful to leave an empty paragraph before using the three-symbol technique to create a border. Then the border is attached to a further empty paragraph and will be very much easier to delete if desired.

What is the minimum-size empty paragraph? How many consecutive blank lines?!

There is no such thing as an blank line in a word processing document (unless you create them with line breaks, using Shift+Enter); consecutive presses of Enter create empty paragraphs. When you use the three-symbol technique to create a border, you need to start in an empty paragraph, so you will have pressed Enter at the end of the preceding paragraph. But when you press Enter after the three characters, you don't keep that separate paragraph; instead, the border is attached to the previous paragraph. You've pressed Enter twice, but you've ended up creating only one paragraph end.

If you want the border to be detached from the previous paragraph, you need to press Enter twice before you enter the three characters - creating a separate empty paragraph (your "blank line") before you do. When you press Enter for a third time, you will have your original paragraph with no border and a separate paragraph (that separate empty one) containing just the border but otherwise empty. Three presses of Enter has created two paragraph ends.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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