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Old 07-01-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Libreoffice: making outline text flush with indentation

When writing an outline in Libreoffice (I am not using any template but making it manually), how do I get the kind of indentation where every new line after the carriage return is flush with the desired indentation of the text? I forgot what that kind of indent is called, if it has a name. I've done it before (or had Libreoffice doing it automatically), but I don't remember how.
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It sounds like a case for "text body indent". But whatever you use (press F11 for a list), you can always right-click on it and choose "edit paragraph style" to make it do what you want.

Do you have the LibreOffice Guide? very useful!
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In Libreoffice terminology, this would be a nested list.

You can do this manually by adjusting the paragraph style (select text, right-click, select "Paragraph," then see "indents and spacing" and "bullets and numbering").

Better would be to create a style to use and apply that style to the text in question. Trying to explain how to do would be a complete tutorial, well beyond what I would wish to attempt in a forum post, but Ahuka has series about Libreoffice at This one seems to be the particular one addressing that subject.

You can also see the Libreoffice help.

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