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Writer - reformat pasted text

asked 2017-08-04 02:14:55 +0200

sternfan2017 gravatar image

I am trying to copy and paste text from another document (a pdf). When I paste the text it is formatted the same as the original document. For instance, it is only a few inches wide and I would like to reformat the text so that it margin to margin. I have tried pasting "unformatted" and nothing works. I have also tried highlighting the text and changing the "styles and formatting" which changes the text but does not fix the margin issue.

So - how can I reformat this text?

Any help appreciated

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answered 2017-08-04 05:51:26 +0200

robleyd gravatar image

From your description, the source document has newlines which the paste process is honouring as they are not "formatting".

Turn on View | Nonprinting Characters and you will be able to see the line breaks; they probably appear as ↲ (which is a line break in LO) or possibly as ¶ (paragraph marker). Find and replace will probably be the solution - here is one question dealing with paragraphs and line breaks that may help or point you in the right direction.

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