Adjust paragraph spacing [closed]

asked 2013-11-11 12:54:19 +0200

Enkel gravatar image

The minimum spacing between paragraphs in Libre Office seems to be one extra line. No matter how small the entry in Format/Paragraph/Space above (or below) is, I get an effect as though I had simply inserted an extra line. Is this a bug or a feature of LibreOffice? Has anyone any suggestions as to how I might make the space smaller? (say half a line). This matters when writing a short article which must fit in on one page, for example.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-05 01:11:42.011195


  • Do you have enabled "register-true"? Then a spacing, which does not fit, is extended to a full line.
    • Please turn on "Nonprinting characters". Is there really no additional line feed?
    • Are you sure, the problem is the spacing between paragraphs and not the spacing between the lines inside a paragraph?
    • Can you please provide a document which shows the problem?
Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2013-11-11 13:59:58 +0200 )edit

Thank you, Regina, I think you've solved the problem for me. "Register True" was switched on. When I switched it off I was able to get my desired effect by making "space after para" 4pts. But I must find out what "Register True" really is. I thought it had something to do with font metrics, but clearly not!. Once again, many thanks. How do I vote? And how do I mark the question "Solved", please?

Enkel gravatar imageEnkel ( 2013-11-11 21:58:48 +0200 )edit

How do you get to "Register True"?

jimshoe52 gravatar imagejimshoe52 ( 2019-10-23 15:59:54 +0200 )edit

You enable it in the page properties in tab Page together with setting a reference style which determines the grid. You can disable it for single paragraphs or for a paragraph style in the tab Indents&Spacing of the properties dialog.

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2019-10-23 23:19:01 +0200 )edit