Here's a theory that a bit of testing seems to support:
What if, when one hits 'return,' the 'block outline' style has not been
applied because there's nothing on the new line.
If then, one hits 'return' again, Writer is not longer following up on
any particular style so it reverts to the default style.
Tending to confirm this: typing just a blank space before hitting the
second 'return' retains the 'block outline' style.
The behavior of the toolbar 'ordered list' icon shows what's happening.
When in 'block outline,' the icon for 'ordered list' is darkened. If I
hit two 'returns' in a row, the 'no list' icon is darkened. Fn-F12
restores the 'ordered list' setting--the 'ordered list' icon is darkened
On 12/16/22 12:54, Eric Beversluis wrote:
I do have 'block outline' specified as next style. So something else
Probably you and Philip Jackson are right that the "correct" thing is
to have two different styles.
I've also experimented with including space beneath the paragraph in
the style def and then using the soft return (shift-return) option
when I didn't want the extra space.
Still, it would be most convenient if 'two enters' didn't kick me out
of the style. The other work-arounds all involve extra steps,
especially when I want the flexibility within a given document.
Thanks for the inputs.
On 12/16/22 11:57, W. Robert J. Funnell, Prof. wrote:
When editing a paragraph style, in the 'Organizer' tab you can
specify 'Next style'. Is that set to be your custom 'block outline'
style? I don't really understand why two Enters would kick you out if
A style purist would say that you should define a separate style with
greater spacing, rather than using blank paragraphs.
From: Eric Beversluis<email@example.com>
Sent: December 16, 2022 11:20
Subject: [libreoffice-users] double-spacing within an outline
I have a custom outline style that I call 'block outline' because it
doesn't use bullets or alphanumerics to head the different levels.
It's set to single space. But there are times I want to double
space--e.g., to make a greater break between "paragraphs" at a given
outline level. But when I hit enter/return twice I get kicked out of my
custom outline style.
Is this a "feature" of LO Writer outlining or is there some setting that
will keep me in the current outline style when I add an extra line
spacing? (The only thing that works now is to single space, add some new
text, and then go to the start of that "paragraph" and hit enter/return
Using Ubuntu 20.04 and LO 184.108.40.206 on Dell XPS.
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