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How to set tab stop using spaces? [closed]

asked 2012-11-21 08:38:18 +0200

anonymous user


I want to make a tab 8 spaces.

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It might help to provide you the best answer possible if you could explain why you want to make a tab stop with 8 spaces.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2012-11-22 00:30:08 +0200 )edit

silly reason actually. i got tired of the auto number/indenting/bullet point not doing exactly what i wanted so i resorted to good ol tab for proper alignment, but i realize now this isn't possible. they had this feature in openoffice iirc so i figured libreoffice would have it to, but guess not.

Loafers gravatar imageLoafers ( 2012-12-02 08:45:58 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-11-21 19:12:48 +0200

Jean-Baptiste FAURE gravatar image

The answer is no because LibreOffice Writer is not a plain text editor. A tab 8 spaces make sense only with non proportional fonts.

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answered 2012-11-21 23:33:08 +0200

horst gravatar image

I made a little test to show you the problem. 10 blanks, Font size 12Pt.

Times new Roman -> 0.4 inch;

Arial -> 0.5 Inch;

Courier New, Lucida Consol -> 1.0 inch (non proportinal fonts)

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answered 2012-11-21 22:59:08 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

But you can set the distance between tab stops in:

Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice Writer/General - Settings - Tab stops.

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Thank you so much for your answer ! That was the problem for my document. I subscribed specially to thank you for taking the time to give such useful information

DUT gravatar imageDUT ( 2019-05-22 09:11:15 +0200 )edit

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