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Cannot change line spacing

asked 2020-11-28 02:40:48 +0200

Christian Dieudonne gravatar image

updated 2020-11-30 16:30:11 +0200


In the newest sections of a document I've been compiling over time (Windows 10, L.O. version , the spacing between lines suddenly became much further apart.

Normally, I select text and then choose the toolbar option for line spacing and removal/addition to format paragraph spacing.

I have tried many things (changing line-spacing through all of the options, modifying text style, changing to paragraph text style) to get it to match the rest of the document, which has normal single-spacing, but nothing has worked so far.

How can I make the newest sections of the document go back to normal single-spacing between lines?

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Edit your question to add OS name and LO version. Don't use an answer which is reserved for solutions on this site.

What is your way of formatting documents: styles, including character styles for bolding or italicizing words, or manual formatting with keyboard shortcuts (or menu commands/toolbar buttons)?

Among your trials, have you selected the problematic area and applied Ctrl+M (= clear direct formatting)?

When you write "sections", do you mean a "part of the document" or the technical object added with Insert>Section?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-11-28 08:10:43 +0200 )edit

Thank you - the Ctrl + M function worked, and now the problem area matches the rest of the document.

Christian Dieudonne gravatar imageChristian Dieudonne ( 2020-11-30 16:33:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-11-30 16:39:55 +0200

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Usually, when formatting does not change despite newer action, this is a sign of lurking direct formatting, i.e. some formatting applied manually outside styles.

This direct formatting can be cleared with Ctrl+M or Format>Clear Direct Formatting to restore the selected text to the state defined by its paragraph style plus any added character styles.

Learn to work with styles to avoid such problems.

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