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Hi Carl.
I usually select the paragraph, then click in the ruler on one of the
tabs (upsidedown T) and slide it where I want it.
I do that for as many tabs as I need. I right click on these tabs to
change the type to centre or right aligned as I need.
I then type tabs with the tab key into my text before the required stop
to tab it out to the positions I defined.
It might not be every ones solution, but it works for me.


On 04/04/2019 13:37, Carl Paulsen wrote:
I have a number of "paragraphs" of text (job listing section of a
resume) for which I'd like to add tab stops.  I select the lines and
click the tab stop I want, then click in the ruler, but nothing
happens.  I see no menu item to format tabs, though I did stumble into
one dialog box with Tabs that required manual setting and it was
unclear just where those tabs would be applied.  In any case, I can't
find that any more.

In the help document
it says for changing one or more paragraphs: "Select the paragraphs,
then click inside the ruler."  That is most definitely not working. 
Finally, if I clear all formatting, I get the default tab stops and
could re-format the entire section that way.  But that's a bit of work
given all the formatting I'd lose.

What do I do to quickly and simply edit tab stops, and why is it so
difficult in LO?

FYI I find the Styles aspect of LibreOffice to be entirely unintuitive
and I've never been able to work with them.  I realize that should be
a goal but it's not possible in my current timeline.

Thank you!

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