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Piet van Oostrum wrote:

Kruno wrote:

 > I find inserting horizontal line quite odd and I avoid it...
 > So you write a paragraph and then go Insert → Horizontal rule and your 
 > paragraph font size shrinks to 6 pt. Why?
Maybe the format for the Horizontal Style has a font size of 6pt in your settings.

 > If there is necessity for linking bottom border to a paragraph with 
 > small font size or such, why doesn't 'Insert → Horizontal rule' inserts 
 > new (empty) paragraph instead? Why change format of a paragraph which is 
 > not intended to bi changed with action which is not intended for 
 > changing content's formatting?

I would also have expected Insert Horizontal Line to start a new paragraph. Instead it changes 
the current paragraph to paragraph style Horizontal Line. Not nice.

Actually, thinking about it: THIS IS DEAD WRONG!
Insert a horizontal line should definitely NOT mean: change the whole paragraph layout, including 
fonts, line spacing, indentation, font color, background color, etc.
Suppose you have your carefully defined paragraph style, now you want to insert a horizontal line 
below the text, not as part of the text. Now the whole paragraph style changes to the predefined 
Horizontal Line style. That's not what I mean with Insert horizontal line. So it should either 
insert a new paragraph with only a horizontal line, or it should add a horizontal line to the 
current paragraph by changing its bottom border attribute only. The latter option robs you of the 
possibility of styling the line in advance. 
Of course you can just hit RETURN first, and that's what I do when I insert a horizontal line. I 
must admit that I almost never insert horizontal lines, except in tables.
Piet van Oostrum <>
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