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Remove gray color of non-breaking spaces in Writer

asked 2016-11-16 15:13:20 +0200

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updated 2016-11-16 15:14:53 +0200

These are gray spaces that appear when I write in French. There, a such non-breaking space is required between a word and certain punctuation marks like the colon and guillemets:

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These spaces are automatically introduced even if Space key is not used, and are colored in gray even if the Space key is used.

The solution that I have seen mentioned on this site of replacing those non-breaking characters with normal spaces seems awkward. Isn't there a setting for just not coloring at all those spaces in the first place?

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Does the gray show up when printed ? I confirm LO shows the gray, but haven't tried printing.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2016-11-16 15:21:02 +0200 )edit

@rautamiekka - me neither but I don't think so.

cipricus gravatar imagecipricus ( 2016-11-16 16:04:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-11-16 15:23:19 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


You can disable with ViewField Shadings or you can do ToolsOptionsLibreOfficeApplication ColorText DocumentField shadings (untick, choose a color...).


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Thank you! gravatar ( 2020-02-17 00:31:18 +0200 )edit
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