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On 8/18/2013 10:11 AM, Urmas wrote:
"Werner F. Bruhin":
Now a productive use of time would have been to tell us what the one
feature you would like to have which existed in Word 2.0 in 1991 and
doesn't exist in LO.

Paragraphs longer than 65k characters?
Custom languages?
Normal view?
(Working) multiple indexes?

Really? You want to be able to write a 20-page PARAGRAPH? I'm not sure even James Joyce would have been up to that task. Now show me the person who's going to read it!

I can see why Microsoft might not want to devote resources to setting a reasonable limit on paragraph size, but since all the formatting information sits in the pilcrow at the end of each paragraph, I would not be shocked if suddenly the font changes to 72-point Arial Black Bold somewhere in the middle of the mega-graph. If this happens, you probably wouldn't be able to re-apply the Normal style either.

Urmas presumably would angrily phone Microsoft to demand an answer: the tech support person (after rolling her eyes and stifling a chuckle) would calmly suggest "Have you tried putting in a hard return somewhere before the font changes?"

Remember what your English teacher taught you (I suspect this is true in most languages, too; even "custom languages"): Paragraphs are groups of sentences that "deals with one point or gives the words of one speaker." (

Michael McCallister
who strings sentences and paragraphs together for a living

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