Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2015 Archives by date, by thread · List index

At 18:28 14/10/2015 -0400, Charles Meyer wrote:
In Libre Writer, I wanted to change the plain text to single spacing for all lines of text in all paragraphs. I highlighted all the lines and then I followed both of these suggestions but it still appears double-spaced although it says it's single spaced but isn't 1. Select the paragraph and then go to Format, Paragraph, Indents & Spacing tab, Line Spacing.
2. Right click to open the context menu > Line Spacing.

How do I truly secure single spacing?

One possibility is that your "lines" here are not lines of a single continuous paragraph but actually separate paragraphs or explicitly separate lines. Remember that in any word processor a paragraph is however much text is separated by pressing Enter, not necessarily what you see as a paragraph. These paragraphs may have vertical spacing set between paragraphs, either locally for the paragraphs or in their paragraph style, or there may be empty paragraphs between each of your visible paragraphs (as by pressing Enter twice in succession). Or you may have double explicit line breaks between each line (as by pressing Shift+Enter twice in succession). Situations like this can easily arise if you paste material in from elsewhere. Click the Non-printing Characters button in the Standard toolbar (or use Ctrl+F10) to toggle the display of end-of-line and end-of-paragraph markers and see what is happening.

Other possibilities are that the text is in either a section or a table cell and that these have been protected by the author. But that doesn't fit your description, since in those cases the menu items you describe should either be greyed out or missing.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.