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I've used LO and its predecessors for about 15 years now. I recently noticed that the dialog boxes for outline numbering have changed. In the past, under the "position" tab for outline numbering, the numbering position was determined by settings such as "width of numbering" and "minimum space to text." Now the numbering position is determined by settings such as "numbering followed by" and "aligned at." This newer dialog seems to follow the practice of MS Word and will, I think, increase compatibility of LO .doc files.

But, now I have a mishmash in my documents. Older documents have the older dialog boxes and newer documents have the newer, even though I load them into the same instance of LO. I'd like to get all my documents working the same, but I've seen no way of changing the outline numbering in old documents to match the newer dialogs. I've played with some of the "compatibility" settings under "tools/options," but I've found nothing that seems to have any effect.

Once a document has been created with outline numbering, is there a way to make LO change the way it establishes the position of the numbering (i.e., with "numbering followed by" a tab, rather than "width of numbering.") It seems to be an either/or with LO, and I can't figure out how it decides which dialog option to give me.


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