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Virgil Arrington wrote:

On 11/08/2014 11:12 AM, libreoffice-ml.mbourne 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.

I'm not surprised, if they were all .ODT from the start.

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.

Yes, it does sound like there are different ways the indenting can be saved within the ODT format, with older versions of LibreOffice / using one way and new versions using another way for new files (but still supporting the old, triggering different options in the dialog and saving back in the same way).

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.

I don't think the list allows any attachments of any type, although I gather the Nabble interface can upload them somewhere and automatically include a link in the email. I don't recall noticing the two different sets of options, but think I understand what you mean about them. It would be the actual files I'm thinking might be useful, not just screenshots of the dialogs, to see what difference there is within the files to trigger the different dialogs. Might give some clue as to how to convert them.


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