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Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of text


Hi.
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.
Steve

On 08/04/2019 10:37, Carl Paulsen wrote:
> On 4/7/19 12:55 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
>
>> At 20:37 03/04/2019 -0400, 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.
>>
>> Are these true paragraphs? I'm not sure why you have given the word
>> scare quotes. If they are not true paragraphs, what you with tab
>> stops may not behave as you expect.
>
>
> Ummmm.  What's the definition of a true paragraph, in particular as
> distinct from, say, a line in a bulleted list, and why does that
> matter?  I simply want to take lines of text and apply some tab stops
> to it (the full set of text prior to the next carriage return, whether
> a paragraph or lines of bulleted text or whatever).  These will be
> left justified tab stops.  Simple enough I thought.
>
>
>>> I select the lines and click the tab stop I want, then click in the
>>> ruler, but nothing happens.
>>
>> "Lines" are not really a word processing concept, as text reflows
>> automatically as you edit it. Tab stops are applied to paragraphs.
>> Are you clicking in the *horizontal* ruler, above the text window?
>> Incidentally, are you simply missing how tab stops work? They do
>> nothing by themselves: you need also to insert tab *characters* (or
>> other formatting) into your text to control how the tab stops take
>> effect.
>
> I select the lines of text to which I want to apply the tab stops.  I
> click on the tab stop box in the upper left of the document to select
> which type of tab I want, then click in the horizontal ruler where I
> want that tab to go.  Nothing happens. No tab stop.  I most definitely
> MUST be missing how tab stops work, hence why I posted.  But in every
> other program I've used it works similarly to how I describe.
>
>
>>> 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.
>>
>> Tabs are a paragraph property as well as a paragraph style property:
>> o For paragraph formatting, go to Format | Paragraph... | Tabs (or
>> right-click | Paragraph... | Tabs).
>> o For paragraph style formatting, go to Format | Styles and
>> Formatting... | right-click style | Modify... | Tabs (or right-click
>> | Edit Paragraph Style... | Tabs).
>
> That's what's odd.  In the lines of text I want to apply the tabs,
> there is no Tab option in Format | Paragraph.  Again, hence my
> question.  I do wish I could just set tabs in the ruler as at times I
> want to apply the tabs, look at the  result, and make adjustments. 
> Requiring manual tab setting makes that process much more cumbersome.
>
>
>>> In the help document
>>> (https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Inserting_and_Editing_Tab_Stops)
>>>  it says for changing one or more paragraphs: "Select the
>>> paragraphs, then click inside the ruler."
>>> That is most definitely not working.
>> So what exactly happens when you try? Do you not see a tab stop in
>> the ruler?
>
> Exactly.
>
>
> Carl
>
>
>


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Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textDave Howorth <dave@howorth.org.uk>
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[libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textCarl Paulsen <carlpaulsen@comcast.net>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textBrian Barker <b.m.barker@btinternet.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textCarl Paulsen <carlpaulsen@comcast.net>
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