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Can I number/renumber test questions in Libreoffice?

asked 2016-04-06 23:16:25 +0200

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I use Libreoffice to compose tests for my classes. I use the numbering facility to number the questions. I have to leave blank lines between questions so that the students have room to write their answers. I do this by typing shift-enter several times. This works fine until I try to paste in some questions from another file. When I do that, the numbering ceases to be consecutive. If I try to correct that by turning numbering off and back on, as suggested in the documents, it then numbers every line, not every question. Right now I have a file containing lots of questions that I'd like to choose from to make a test. I can make then numbered consecutively by using Format>>Bullets and Numbering ...>> Options and typing into the start-at field.The problem with this is that I have several lists in the file, and they are numbered separately, despite the correct appearance of the pages. If I remove a question from an early list, the following lists don't renumber themselves to accommodate that. Is there a way to make one list out of these separate ones without numbering all the intervening lines that are not supposed to be numbered.

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answered 2016-04-07 01:00:48 +0200

oweng gravatar image

My detailed answer here shows how to use the list continuation style to insert unidentified list items into a list. This method may offer a solution. Behaviour related to copy/paste of an ordered item into an existing ordered list will likely depend on whether it is the first list item that is being copied. This item isually has a restart identifier definition.

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answered 2016-04-07 00:49:58 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

For the paragraph style there is an option to set up the space below the paragraph, maybe it can help to solve your question.

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