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Help!! Paragraph formatting not saving!! [closed]

asked 2014-05-08 01:10:21 +0200

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Every time I save a document in Writer and it's single-spaced, when I reopen it parts of it are double-spaced. This is a problem because I will need to send final papers to my profs and I can't have the paragraph spacing be all wonky. This happens in both .doc and docx formats. Please help!

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answered 2014-05-08 01:20:18 +0200

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updated 2014-05-08 01:21:32 +0200

While working on the file, save it as an ODT file. When you are done with your final, save it as a .DOC file. (avoid .docx) Check how it saved with the Word Viewer or with MS Word and hopefully it will work okay.

Each time you open and save as a word file LO has to import and export which increases the chances of errors. Using the ODT native format will hopefully reduce or eliminate errors.

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Ok, thanks for this suggestion. This never happened before, however....any suggestions?

Rita gravatar imageRita ( 2014-05-08 01:37:31 +0200 )edit

ok, I tried saving it in odt. and the formatting was fine. Will my profs be able to open if they all use Microsoft Word?

Rita gravatar imageRita ( 2014-05-08 05:29:36 +0200 )edit

They may be able to open an ODT file (depends on which version of Word they have), but save it as a Word file which of course is where you get the problem....after you save it as a DOC file, can you verify it with MS Word (not LO)? Have a friend check it? Download the MS Word viewer from the microsoft website to see how Word will display it. You can search in ask LO site for suggestions to improve the reliability.

Rugslug gravatar imageRugslug ( 2014-05-09 01:28:59 +0200 )edit
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answered 2015-10-28 17:05:03 +0200

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I just encountered this issue and I wasted some hours trying to figure out what was happening. But who cares. Do you think the Document Foundation is worried because they wasted my time? Sure, saving in ODT works but it has to be the most stupid answer to this issue. Why the heck don't you say that LibreOffice isn't compatible with DOCX in the first place? Then I would have known not to waste my time with LibreOffice.

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Thank you, Rugslug! I was having problems with Writer docs moving frames and changing other formatting when saved and reopened... driving me nuts! Never occurred to me it was because I was saving in .docx. Most everyone I work with uses Word. :-(

Bert-Fina gravatar imageBert-Fina ( 2016-08-06 19:17:30 +0200 )edit

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