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How can I make a new paragraph?

asked 2015-08-27 19:41:52 +0200

MXXIV gravatar image

So I added style to paragraph in order to give it a nice underline:

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Unfortunatelly, I can see no way to exit this paragraph and make a new one. I tried Ctrl+Enter, Alt+Enter and Shift+Enter, but I always end up with this: image description

So how can I make a new paragraph? And how can I visualise existing paragraphs similarly to the way MS Word does it?

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answered 2015-10-06 00:43:13 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

updated 2015-10-07 23:07:05 +0200


You give zero indication of either LO version nor OS+version, so it is difficult to be exact.

You add a border to your paragraphs by formatting the Style. This is how to make a temporary change (edit the style (F11) if you want it permanent):

  • (menu):FormatParagraph...Borders

These are the effects with variants on the Enter keyboard command:

  • Enter/⏎ (Return) :: New paragraph :: (U+000D) CARRIAGE RETURN (CR)
  • Shift+Enter/⏎ (Shift+Return) :: New Line (same paragraph) :: (U+000A) LINE FEED (LF)
  • Ctrl+Enter/⏎ (Ctrl+Return) :: New Page :: (U+000C) FORM FEED (FF)

Next, your difficulties with this (easily explained, I hope):

"I tried Ctrl+Enter, Alt+Enter and Shift+Enter, but I always end up with this..."

Using Enter will start a new paragraph. The new paragraph will have exactly the same style as the old paragraph. If you do not want that, then create all the paragraphs first & go back afterwards to give them their unique styling.

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