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Hey all,
I'm fairly new to LO so please treat with kid gloves. I'm a proficient MO Word user, but I'm really enjoying the capabilities of Writer. I've been using it lately to create epub documents from books that I find online and I find LO's capabilities in this area to be far superior to Word.

Unrelated to epub creation, however, I'm doing some work for an international client who uses .odf documents exclusively. What a great opportunity to use LO in a professional environment! Right now I'm recreating a document from a poorly scanned pdf, which includes quite a lot of numbered lists within table cells.

Here's my problem at the moment, I'm having a hard time formatting the numbered lists (spacing, etc). For the document creation, I'm using a fixed-width font (Courier Prime 12pt) to aid in readability before going to final form, using Times New Roman 12 pt. I understand this will affect list spacing, but I'll deal with that when I get to it.

I just can't seem to come to grips with the spacing options given under the list dialogue. When my numbered list gets to "10)" the spacing jumps to the next tab, but I can't seem to adjust the "tabs" on the ruler bar. They don't act like real tabs, if you get my meaning. Under the 'Positions and Spacing' tab on the numbered list options I see:

Number followed by...[Tab Stop] at ______

Numbering alignment...[Left]
Aligned at...________
Indent at...________

Can someone explain what these actually do? I can adjust the level one spacing by hit or miss, but when I try to adjust the level two spacing, I just can't seem to get everything to line up properly. For international documents (using A4 metric spacing), is there a standard for list spacing? I'd like everything to be lined up and justified on the left side, with appropriate spacing/indent for the level 2,3, etc items.

Hopefully, this was clear. Kind of hard to describe my problem this early in the morning!


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