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

If you are copying and pasting the text into your document, then "paste
without formatting" will paste the text in and adopt the
style/formatting at the cursor. I have assigned ctl-k on my machines to
paste unformatted. I can quickly ctl-ins , ctl-k to copy-paste 1 handed
and not muck up my formatting. You may not have realised that normal
copy-paste adds the style of the copied text into your document, and
with a lot of copy-paste actions you can end up with a plethora of
unwanted styles throughout your document.

On 13/04/2019 00:08, Carl Paulsen wrote:
> 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.
> Carl
> On 4/8/19 3:53 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
>> Hi.
>> 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
>> repeatedly.
>> Steve
>> On 09/04/2019 00:34, Carl Paulsen wrote:
>>> LO 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
>>> minimal.
>>> If I encounter it again I'll be sure to post again, and try to post a
>>> sample document.
>>> On 4/8/19 7:19 AM, Dave Howorth wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 8 Apr 2019 14:32:05 +1200
>>>> Steve Edmonds <steve.edmonds@ptglobal.com> wrote:
>>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> me.

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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>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textSteve Edmonds <steve.edmonds@ptglobal.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textDave Howorth <dave@howorth.org.uk>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textCarl Paulsen <carlpaulsen@comcast.net>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textSteve Edmonds <steve.edmonds@ptglobal.com>
Re: [libreoffice-users] Tabs in selection of textCarl Paulsen <carlpaulsen@comcast.net>
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