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Chris -

Writer recognizes a paragraph by the fact that you pressed the Enter key. If you select Formatting 
Marks in the View menu, you'll see paragraph symbols (¶) where Writer thinks there are paragraph 
breaks. Whether the first line is indented or not should be controlled by the paragraph style that 
you're using, not by explicitly using the tab character.

(One way of editing the current paragraph style is to right-click somewhere inside a paragraph and 
then, in the menu that pops up, select Paragraph and then Edit Style, and look under Indents & 
Spacing. It's recommended to use the Text Body style for most of your paragraphs, not the Default 
Paragraph Style.)

- Robert

From: Chris J. <>
Sent: January 27, 2024 12:59
To: lo user help <>
Cc: Chris Johnson <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] A curiosity.


This isn't so much a problem as a curiosity.

Running Libre Office on Ubuntu linux 23.10.

In Writer, very simple format that matches most submission requirements,
nothing fancy. New paragraphs get indented with a tab. Very often, not
quite always, There's a little green squiggle under the first character,
double quotes for dialogue, or a word, narration. That little green
squiggle means Writer has a question or suggestion about something. If I
left click on it, very often it tells me I should delete the white space
in front of it.

I'm confused. Does Writer know from paragraphs or not? Is there
something I should be doing to signify a new paragraph other than tab?

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