At 14:41 22/05/2015 -0400, Marianne Keating wrote:
I know of only two ways to increase the leading, or line-spacing, in
a block of text (using, specifically, LO 22.214.171.124, Curtains 7/64
bit). One is to right-click, go to line-spacing, and select.
That indeed modifies line spacing for the current paragraph (as
distinct from the current paragraph style). You can reach the same
setting at Format | Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Line spacing
(or right-click | Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Line spacing).
The other is to put an explicit <CR>, or <ENTER> at the end of one
line to insert a blank line before the next.
That is quite another thing. Here you are not inserting a "blank
line" (which is anyway an outdated, typewriter concept) but an empty
*paragraph*. That generally won't achieve what you need, since text
will not flow correctly between lines when it is modified.
There seems to be a third way lurking, as yet undetected. For a
screenshot showing the unexpected behaviour, see: ... this link may
be to the original .odt file: ...
There's no way to illustrate a verification of my statement that the
context menu hasn't been invoked, but the dearth of excess <CR>s is
proven by the revealed codes. Can anybody point out what I
apparently haven't learned yet?
Yes: you are confusing line spacing (within a paragraph) and
paragraph spacing (between paragraphs).
The last 3 lines of text above [in your document], and all
subsequent lines, are apparently double-spaced, but as ^F10 will
show, there are no extra line feeds there. Using context menu from
right-click shows no setting to multi-line spacing either.
Those are not lines but paragraphs, and if you extend the text in any
of the paragraphs until it flows to a second line you will see that
the lines are not double-spaced. Instead, paragraph spacing (of 0.50
cm below) has been set for these paragraphs. See Format |
Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Spacing | Below paragraph (or
right-click | Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Spacing | Below paragraph).
Everything is "Default Style", no changes from section to section.
You could indeed have applied similar paragraph spacing using the
(Default) paragraph style (e.g. through right-click | Edit Paragraph
Style...), but here you have chosen to apply direct formatting
instead - which takes precedence over style formatting.
Once the preceding paragraph was started, the multi-spacing went away.
Actually it didn't: that paragraph still has single line spacing but
also the same paragraph spacing of 0.50 cm below - betrayed by the
positions of the subsequent paragraphs in the document. (New
paragraphs inherit the properties of the existing previous paragraph.)
I trust this helps.
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