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I'm using an older version of LO ( on Windows), but you might look under "Tools", "Chapter Numbering." It is there that leading text to numbering is controlled, rather than in the paragraph styles.

I have found that MS-Word and LO deal with chapter/outline numbering differently and I have always gotten translation problems with automatic numbering when trying to save an LO document to a Word format (.DOC or .DOCX). I have found that (.DOC) is better behaved than (.DOCX). You might also try saving as an .RTF format. Another variable that affects the results is the program that will end up reading your exported file. Each program reads Word documents differently.

You can also experiment with the wealth of different ways LO handles numbering. There are many settings and many options within the settings. For example, you can follow your numbering with one or more spaces or with tab stops. That will make a difference when translating to different file formats. You can keep your heading text flush left or create hanging indents with the numbers outdented, which will also make a difference when saving to other formats. I have spent hours playing with the treasure chest of numbering options in LO... which may help explain why I've never finished my Great American Novel.


On 22/04/21 5:09 pm, MR ZenWiz wrote:
I have written a number of novels using Writer, currently running LO
7.1 (on Xubuntu 20.04)..

All the chapter headers are modified 'header 3' style paragraphs with
numbering turned on and the word "Chapter" preceding the number.

Unfortunately, when I try to save this in either .DOC or .DOCX format,
the "Chapter #" piece is outdented so the actual title starts at the
left margin, which is not an acceptable format for publishers or even
editors to read/publish.  It also looks really screwy.

When I went in to edit the style, there is nowhere I can see/find such
that the "Chapter" part can be edited or removed.

How do I do that?

I tried looking in LO Help, but I'm not even sure how to query for
this feature that used to be there.

Any suggestions that work would be most welcome.



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