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At 09:02 18/11/2013 -0500, Helen Etters wrote:
I have five items that I want to number. LO insists upon giving me a number I don't want every time I hit "return" and it also insists upon indent in places I don't want. I backspace to remove the indent and it then won't let me have a return-line space.

Are you happy with Writer's attempts at numbering the five items but are merely having difficulty terminating the process? If so, when you see the automatic "6." which is one too many, just press backspace *twice* to get back to the normal structure. (Incidentally, you shouldn't think in terms of a "return-line space": that's typewriter thinking. Instead, use vertical spacing applied to the paragraph or the paragraph style.)

How can I turn off all automatic formatting?

You may indeed want to suppress Writer's automatic numbering and handle everything yourself. There are two ways to do this, and it is useful to be aware of both.

o You can leave the automatic facility on but disable it locally when it happens. The automatic formatting is applied when you press Enter to terminate the first numbered paragraph. (It is a paragraph if it is terminated by Enter, even if it is only one line.) Immediately you see the change, go to Edit | Undo (or Ctrl+Z). This undoes the automatic effect whilst leaving the paragraph break you wanted.

o Alternatively, if you simply want to disable these attempts by Writer to be helpful, go to Tools | AutoCorrect Options... | Options and remove the tick from "Apply numbering - symbol: *".

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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