With Writer, I want to create a column of several short (2-4 words) statements which have to be in a large font so that I can read them from my TV set which will be the monitor. Yet, I want the statements to be closer together than a single line spacing, perhaps 1/2 the normal line spacing. Can this be done? How?
How do you break “the lines”? By paragraph breaks (
Enter) or by hard line breaks (
In the first case there may be additional spacing
Above paragraph and/or
If so, set it to 0.
Single line spacing is already about the minimum needed to make sure that a discender of a character in one line will not get in conflict with an ascender of a character in the line below.
If you are decisive to ignore this, you can choose
Fixed in place of
Single for the spacing, and define the fix value in ordinary units.
Addendum: For a Font height of say 50 pt, you get the minimum avoiding the mentioned conflict by sett the
Fixed spacing to
51 pt (probably to
It can be done. Question is: do you really want to? But you will see that when you try.
If this is about a small document, like single page, select the text, select
Format - Paragraph,
Indents and Spacing tab, in the
Line Spacing drop down list, select
Fixed (at the bottom), then enter a value in the box to the right.
OK to confirm.
Fixed try with
80%, so you don’t need to change it every time you adjust the font size.
The ideal way to deal with your requirement is to “cook” a dedicated paragraph style where you’ll have all the desired settings in a single place: font size in the
Font tab, distances in the
Indents & Spacing tab (spacing above and below paragraphs, additional margins at left and right called indents, alignment in
Align tab, …
Once you have defined and applied such a paragraph style, you only adjust the parameters in the definition and click
Apply to immediately see the effects. When your tuning is good, you press
OK to leave style definition mode.
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