I have a document in writer that has 55 pages, with 58 lines per page.
If I highlight the first 17 pages plus 13 lines on the next page (999 lines in total), I can do all the usual things to the text - set the font, set the font size and, crucially to me, set tabs.
If I highlight just one more line (ie, 1000 lines) I can no longer do this.
The Font Name and Font Size boxes go blank (although the drop down menus do appear, and can be used), I can set Bold, Italic and Underline, but not unset them, the justification buttons no longer show their state (although they do work), and clicking on the ruler does nothing, so I cannot set tabs.
What is the reason for this limitation?
And how can I overcome it?
My main need at this moment is to be able to select the entire document and set tabs that will apply to it.
Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
LibreOffice Version 18.104.22.168
Some extra information:
- The file in question is somewhat unusual.
Every line terminates with a Carriage Return (Possibly Carriage Return + Line Feed).
2)I repeated the experiment with longer paragraphs and found that the limit is not 999 lines, but 999 Carriage Returns.
The problems appear even when all characters are known, and there is no special formatting character or element.
The file format is .odt
Beyond the limit, the use of tabs seems to disappear completely. Not only does using the mouse to click on the ruler not work, but the option also disappears from Format|Paragraph.
Even when the file has more than 999 Carriage Returns, mahfiaz’s suggestion of using styles works.
a) I no longer have a problem since I can do what I need
b) I send grateful thanks to mahfiaz for pointing out the solution. He was right - I was doing it wrong.