Specifically is there any way to set the value of the tab stop options programmatically?
The value is located in Tools menu → Options… (alt+F12) → **LibreOffice Writer **tree entry → General tree submenu → Tab stops
It seems likely that this bug is going to take a year or more to fix so I really need a way to programmatically set the tab stop size preiodically, upon change or upon paste (see bug description and subsequent bug report).
Not sure how often LO polls any configuration or registry files for changes or whether it is only once per session - if this is the case editing any configuration files by an external utility might be mechanism but then LO might not read such a file regularly enough (or only on startup) for any externally initiated changes to take effect.
I am not a coder or programmer but I can piece things together so please point me in the right direction.