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Old 12-03-2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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in a word processor, can I use different alignments on the same line?


In typing a resume on LibreOffice, I have at least one type of line where it would help to use left alignment and right alignment on the same line: the line that displays the name of the position at left and the dates at right. The only way I know how to do it is by tabbing: type the position at left, and tab the dates as far to the right as possible (and they will still not be flush right).

I tried to accomplish the separate alignments by dividing only that line into two columns, but it produced a peculiar result: LibreOffice isn't letting me move the cursor into the right-hand column to right-aline the date. When I try to either click into the right-hand column with the mouse or Ctrl-Right into it, the cursor skips to the next line.

A staffing agency recruiter edited my resume using Microsoft Word, and somehow accomplished this. Not having the file (only a hard copy), I'm trying to duplicate it in the LibreOffice WP. If I can't figure out how, I guess I'll ask her to e-mail me the Word document (and hope LibreOffice will at least display the intended two alignments).

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Old 12-03-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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Just use a single-column format and place a single right tab at the very end of the line. Either use Format->Paragraph->Tabs, or else place the tab in the ruler and then right-click on it and select "Right" from the menu.
 
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:03 PM   #3
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Got it, thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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You might like to get the manuals for LibreOffice: Getting Started and Writer Guide, at the least. The latter is over 500 pages and will show you how to do things you never dreamed you could do!
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/
 
  


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