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Thanks, Virgil.

I can probably alter any lists when I work in an MS environment at the final stage of formatting.

Regarding page formatting — I'm wondering if I use slightly more advanced features of LibreOffice to get my results whether it would cause more problems when working in Word. I am trying to keep the process relatively simple. The articles only need to have consistent fonts and spacing and perhaps one page break for the bibliographies. I have starting created a LibreOffice template with customised paragraph styles and some changes to the page style. I was planning to apply this to the .docs. As long as 90% or so of my formatting would transfer to Word, I don't mind making some manual adjustments at that stage.


On 26/08/13 13:00, Virgil Arrington wrote:
In my experience, most paragraph styles tend to translate well to MS-Word formats. However, I've had problems with the alignment of automatic numbering and/or bullets. LO and MSW seem to align them differently.

One bigger difference, however, is the way the two formats handle page formatting. LO uses page styles to change formatting from one page to another, whereas Word does not. It uses section breaks to make such page formatting changes, and I've found discrepancies in translating page formatting between the two.


-----Original Message----- From: Info/UX
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 1:38 PM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] LibreOffice paragraph styles exported to other software/formats?


Apologies if this is a basic question. I've been given some documents to
format according to certain style guidelines. The files are mostly .docx
and .doc and must be sent off in this format. I work only with
LibreOffice. My questions is, if I format the articles using paragraph
and page styles rather than just directly changing the format in the
body of the document, will the formatting be maintained when the
documents are opened in MS Office? I am not concerned with small
discrepancies that can be tweaked later on, rather whether this method
of formatting generally transfers well. Again, sorry if it's a silly

Many thanks.

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