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How to insert a fleuron (exotic break)? [closed]

asked 2014-02-18 15:36:32 +0200

Winfried gravatar image

updated 2015-09-12 14:45:51 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm running LibreOffice 4.2.0.4 on Windows 7.

I don't know how it's called by typographers, but the following exotic break can sometimes be found:

http://postimg.org/image/4s7fno4hj/ (sorry, can't figure out how to insert an image instead of its link)

Can LibreOffice Writer do this?

Thank you.

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I do not understand the picture. Please explain in more details what you try to achieve.

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2014-02-18 17:16:34 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-19 00:01:19 +0200

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updated 2014-02-19 00:01:47 +0200

The provided image depicts what is commonly referred to in typography as a fleuron (Wikipedia) or stylised break in the text, represented by a single glyph or arrangement of glyphs. Feurons are often use to indicate sub-chapter / section breaks in content. Because they are simply text elements (drawn from a font) they can be created just like any other piece of text i.e., by creating styles that include the required Indents & Spacing, Alignment, Text flow, and Tabs values. The example shows:

  • A blank line before the first line of three asterisks.
  • Both lines with asterisks are centred.
  • The first line probably just uses spaces to separate the asterisks.
  • A blank line after the second line with a single asterisk.
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Thanks for the tip.

Winfried gravatar imageWinfried ( 2014-02-21 00:06:48 +0200 )edit

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