Ask Your Question

how to select fixed character spacing instead of variable character spacing

asked 2015-08-11 16:54:10 +0200

stevewebdevfl gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 18:08:47 +0200

qubit gravatar image


I am composing a document and I want character spacing to be uniform, but all the settings I tried (format menu/character/position tab/spacing) give me variable spacing.

Please see the attached doc for details!

thanks, Steve Lokietz

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


Hi @stevewebdevfl, I just bumped-up your karma, and you should be all set to upload files now. No donation is necessary to use the site or software, but we are always very grateful for community contributions (as a volunteer, an advocate, a donor, etc..)

Best, --Qubit

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2015-08-17 06:46:25 +0200 )edit

2 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2015-08-19 12:33:29 +0200

petermau gravatar image

updated 2015-08-19 14:11:57 +0200

Fixed pitch fonts are also often called MONO. They include the old typewriter fonts. Some examples LibO are

Courier 10 Pitch

Courier New

Free Mono

Droid Sans Mono, and any other with MONO in the description.

Like @keng I would think it unusual to submit a CV in fixed pitch fonts like we used to have to do with typewriters. If you need fix pitch fonts to align text, I suggest you use tabs which are designed for this purpose. Anyway good luck.. Peter

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2015-08-19 04:04:27 +0200

keng gravatar image

character spacing is a function of the font in use. you are apparently using a proportional font. i don't know which fonts are non proportional; create a page and try out several. frankly as a retired "boss", i would be inclined to consider a non proportional resume a negative. good luck

edit flag offensive delete link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2015-08-11 16:54:10 +0200

Seen: 1,082 times

Last updated: Aug 28 '15