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How can we insert an en-space between note identifier and text? [closed]

asked 2013-12-02 21:54:11 +0100

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updated 2013-12-04 00:25:43 +0100

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Currently I use SBL formatting guides for my papers. Problem is, it requires that there be an en-space (5pts if using 10pt font in footnotes) between the footnote character and the text. And I can't for the life of me find out how to do that in LibreOffice.

Currently, my less-than-exact "hack" is to go to Tools --> Footnote --> type 3 spaces in the "After", so it inserts 3 spaces for me automatically (I'm using 3 spaces as my Footnote Character under F11 Styles and Formatting is superscripted, so while 2 spaces would be close to an en-space (one space is usually an i-space or half an en-space), 3 superscripted spacebar/vanilla spaces approximates an en-space.

I know another way that gets me exactly one en-space in my footnotes between my footnote character and my footnote text is by going to Footnote character (under F11/Styles and Formatting --> Character) --> and then going to spacing --> expanded by 5 pts. Problem is, once you get into the double digits, footnote 14 has an en-space between the "1" and the "4". Yes, I am anal about spacing. But I wish there were a way to do so exactly instead of using three spacebar spaces (superscripted).

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answered 2013-12-03 18:00:35 +0100

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You can set the indent "Before text" of the footnote paragraph style to zero, the indent "First line" to one-half inch, and to get the space between footnote number and footnote text you insert the needed en-space manually as first character of the footnote text. This way it will work the same for footnote numbers 10 and higher as for smaller ones.

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