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At 12:10 20/08/2013 -0700, Wyatt Biker wrote:
The Tab key indents single lines only. But when I highlight a few lines and press Tab I would like it if a tab was added to every line. Also Shift+Tab should delete the tab.

Whenever you use software, you need to play along with it, not fight with it to try to achieve what you need. Are you perhaps thinking of your word processor as a glorified typewriter? If you add a tab character at the beginning of a number of lines of a paragraph, you would get a mess: what had previously been at the start of each line would no longer be so and your new gaps would be in unpredictable places, not at the beginning of lines. In any case, when you later modified the text of the paragraph, once again a mess would ensue.

The few lines you want to indent will probably be a paragraph.
o Put the cursor into the paragraph and go to Format | Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Indent (or right-click | Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Indent.)
o Increase "Before text" to a suitable value.

Alternatively you can modify not the paragraph but the paragraph style, by going to right-click | Edit Paragraph Style... | Indents & Spacing | Indent instead. This will affect all paragraphs with the same style, and you can easily apply the style at a stroke to other paragraphs as required later.

There is a default paragraph style called "Text body indent" which may serve your purpose. o Go to Format | Styles and Formatting or press the Styles and Formatting button in the Formatting toolbar or press F11.
o Select the Paragraph Styles button in the Styles and Formatting window.
o Put the cursor in the relevant paragraph and double-click "Text body indent".
You can easily modify this style if the amount of indent doesn't serve your purpose.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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