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At 13:06 19/02/2014 -0500, Nicolai Rostov wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to make LibreOffice Writer open a plain text file with paragraph double-spacing already applied to all of it. My aim is to be able edit plain text files in (i) serif fonts and (ii) double-spaced paragraphs. I keep my documents in plain text but find myself having to change the entire formatting of the document every time I open a plain text file for editing.

Sometimes it's best to rethink your problem instead of trying to solve it.

o If you open each new file to edit it only once, it is hardly any problem to select all the text and apply a suitable paragraph style - just that once.

o If you need to open the same files repeatedly to edit them, the obvious solution is to save them in LibreOffice's native .odt format. So now we have to ask why you need plain text versions of the file. If you wish to print your edited files, you would not want to use plain text. If you wish to exchange your documents with others, you would want to use either word-processor formats (such as .odt or perhaps .doc) or perhaps PDFs. You'd need plain text output only if you were perhaps feeding your edited results to some other application which required this format - and in this case it would be a simple matter to save a plain text copy of your edited document when necessary.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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