when setting tab stops line returns to margin after the return key is pressed

I am using Libreoffice to teach keyboarding and formatting at a private church school. However, when trying to teach setting tab stops, every time a line is typed using tabs, the line is all moved to the left margin. Attached is an image of the problem. The top line was keyed with the same tab stops set as the second line, but moved there when the return was keyed to start a new line. Each line keyed continues to move unless you create some blank lines and move down them with the arrow keys. It is happening on version 6.4 on some older Dell computers, so I downloaded the latest version to my own computer and it still happens. Thank you for any assistance.


probably you have set Edit -> [x] Direct Cursor Mode and this is causing your issue.

By your screenshot, you are using Direct Cursor Mode, but this must not interfere here.

Choose Tools - AutoCorrect - AutoCorrect Options… - Options tab.

There you must uncheck Delete spaces and tabs at beginning and end of paragraph (or uncheck Apply Styles).

See LibreOffice Help on the topic.

Tested with LibreOffice (x64); OS: Windows 10.0.

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