Steve, I think you may have hit the nail on the head. I'll look into
upgrading and see if that changes anything. I think the issue may well
have been that I was selecting "paragraphs" with different formatting
(my quotes aren't to draw attention but rather to indicate I don't mean
only book-like paragraphs) and trying to apply tabs to those. If I
repeatedly use a specific format, I'd definitely consider Styles. But
there seem to be a lot of complicated considerations for using Styles
(the nesting/heirarchy topics I mentioned in my other reply).
Anyway, thank you.
On 4/8/19 3:53 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
I am on 6.07 but your issue is dredging up some memories where I think I
noticed the same situation.
With a paragraph as a block of text terminating in a line break (rather
than the older paragraph in a book interpretation), I think I noticed
that when I selected multiple paragraphs with different tab settings
that I couldn't edit tab settings in the ruler and there was no TAB tab
in the paragraph format dialogue.
This was before 6.07 which is not showing the issue, may have been 6.05
or 5 series.
In some cases I set the tabs one paragraph at a time, in others I just
set the default style for the block of text and then re-formatted
characteristics, including tabs.
If there are a lot of paragraphs to format the same way, I would suggest
creating a style and then you can easily apply the same formatting
On 09/04/2019 00:34, Carl Paulsen wrote:
LO 18.104.22.168 on Mac Sierra (10.12.6)
In some cases I can click into a line and set tabs normally. In the
document where I had the problem I believe it was a bulleted list or
indented text (hanging indent I think) where I was having the
problem. I opened the document today and quickly tried it again and
can't find the section I was having problems in. But I'm pretty sure
I removed all formatting and started over in that section, at which
point it worked. Wish I could reproduce it, as it was quite
frustrating. My guess is it was something to do with whatever
formatting was applied in that section. I don't yet use Styles so any
formatting would have been set manually, and that would have been
If I encounter it again I'll be sure to post again, and try to post a
On 4/8/19 7:19 AM, Dave Howorth wrote:
On Mon, 8 Apr 2019 14:32:05 +1200
Steve Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
What version of LO do you have.
Just as a test, can you click into just 1 line and then add a tab stop
to the ruler.
Also what OS?
In addition, can you post an example of the text/document that you
cannot format tabs for somewhere? Perhaps it is a data-dependent
problem, since tab stops work as you expect for other people including
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