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How to format paragraph so it's first line is aligned with rest of the lines if tab precedes (see attached image) [closed]

asked 2016-09-06 21:03:26 +0200

EmtBlaBla gravatar image

updated 2016-09-06 23:45:18 +0200

Kruno gravatar image

That arrow in the pic represents a tab.

Thank you in advance

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answered 2016-09-06 21:58:43 +0200

floris v gravatar image

updated 2016-09-07 08:57:32 +0200

This is how you do it: in the Format - Paragraph dialog box (or Paragraph style dialog box) select the Indents and spacings tab. There are two fields to set here: set Before text to where the text block should start, say 6 cm. Set the First line to -6 cm (or minus the value in Before text). Then select the Tabs tab, enter that value in the Position box and click New to add that tab. Close the dialog box. Enter the text preceding the tab, hit the tab key, start typing away at the block on the right.

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Think it would be cleaner if just 'Before text' filed modified and then inserted frame with style 'Marginalia'.

Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2016-09-06 23:49:08 +0200 )edit

@floris v: There is no need to define a tab (which would not follow a change of paragraph margin) because the Before text setting implicitly defines a tab stop when First line is "outdented".

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2016-09-07 08:22:19 +0200 )edit

Ah, thanks for that, never noticed that it isn't needed.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-09-07 08:55:56 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-09-06 21:52:22 +0200

EmtBlaBla gravatar image

Figured it out my own. thease settings should do the trick and same pic on permanent host

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Good job, and thanks for posting your solution.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2016-09-06 22:29:03 +0200 )edit

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