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formatting problem with indented paragraphs beginning with number + )

Windows version of LibreOffice 4.3.7.2 English; problem with Writer; OS is Windows 8 English. Have happily and gratefully used libreoffice for years, and suddenly have an issue when writing indented paragraphs in Writer that begin with a number followed by ) . Always worked fine before, now not working the way I want. Specifically, if I type tab-indented paragraphs that begin, e.g., 1), 2), etc., followed by text, when I complete such a paragraph and hit enter to begin the next paragraph, the paragraph I just typed reverts from the tabbed paragraph indent to the left margin. Never in the past used numbering/bullet/etc features to do this. Just typed the info as paragraphs, but beginning with number + ). Tried to figure out and correct the problem, checking and testing all the formatting settings I could think of, like numbering, tabs, paragraph settings, etc. No luck. And I had not changed any of these settings before the problem occurred. Tried opening a previous document where I had no problems with this formatting issue, and when I typed a new numbered paragraph in that older document, I now have the same issue. Installed the latest Windows update today (4.3.7.2) hoping it was some bug that the update would fix. No luck. The problem still happens. Very much hoping someone can help me figure this out. Hope that makes sense. Thanks so much for any assistance.

formatting problem with indented paragraphs beginning with number + )

Windows version of LibreOffice 4.3.7.2 English; problem with Writer; OS is Windows 8 English. Have happily and gratefully used libreoffice for years, and suddenly have an issue when writing indented paragraphs in Writer that begin with a number followed by ) . Always worked fine before, now not working the way I want. Specifically, if I type tab-indented paragraphs that begin, e.g., 1), 2), etc., followed by text, when I complete such a paragraph and hit enter to begin the next paragraph, the paragraph I just typed reverts from the tabbed paragraph indent to the left margin. Never in the past used numbering/bullet/etc features to do this. Just typed the info as paragraphs, but beginning with number + ). Tried to figure out and correct the problem, checking and testing all the formatting settings I could think of, like numbering, tabs, paragraph settings, etc. No luck. And I had not changed any of these settings before the problem occurred. Tried opening a previous document where I had no problems with this formatting issue, and when I typed a new numbered paragraph in that older document, I now have the same issue. Installed the latest Windows update today (4.3.7.2) hoping it was some bug that the update would fix. No luck. The problem still happens. Very much hoping someone can help me figure this out. Hope that makes sense. Thanks so much for any assistance.