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On 11/08/2014 11:12 AM, wrote:

Are all the documents (old and new) in ODF Text (.odt) format? Or are the older ones in Word (.doc) or OpenOffice 1.0 (.sxw) format? I'm wondering if the options shown depend on the format of the document.

Both are (and were originally created as) .ODT files. The old one was originally created on (I think 3.2) about 7 years ago.

Perhaps try opening one of the older documents and use File > Save As... to give it a new name, ensuring ODF Text Document is selected for the file type. Then close, and open the newly saved document. Does it now have the new options?

No change in the old file.

By looking at the contextual help, it's apparent that there are different options available based on the original file. .DOC files and newer .ODT files seem to get the new option ("numbering followed by") while older .ODT files have the older options ("width of numbering").

But, once a file gets saved with a given outlining method, it seems to to keep that method forever. The only way it seems to change it is to insert the file into a empty document based on a template having the desired method.

May be worth trying even if the original document is ODF, since it might be an older version of ODF. I'm not sure though whether using save as would save the new file in the same ODF version as the original or whether the new version would be converted to ODF 1.2.

If there's nothing confidential in them, are you able to post examples of an older and a newer document, showing each set of options? I'm not likely to have much time to look into them myself for a few weeks, but perhaps others might spot some difference.

I'll try to put something together to post to demonstrate the issues.

btw, does this list accept screen shots in emails? If so, I can just send an email showing the different dialog boxes.


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