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Hi :)
Superb!  Welcome in :)

You might find something in the official documentation

 suspect that the "Getting Started Guide" chapter 3 (on styles) might be
 the most helpful but hopefully someone else might have a better answer 

Many of us were new quite recently so this is often "peer led" support.  It sometimes takes us a 
while to work out the exact problem and then answer it so plesae bear with us if we ask you 
questions to determine the exact problem.  On the other hand there are also people that have been 
here for over a decade.  

Oddly enough we recently had a thread about ePub and generally found it quite difficult so you 
might be able to help other people straight away!  I think we did manage to find out 1 way of doing 
it using eLaix or something.  

Anyway, welcome in!
Regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: ZP <>
To: libreoffice-users <> 
Sent: Thursday, 22 August 2013, 15:39
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Numbered List Help

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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