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    Default Libreoffice Writer Paragrapgh Numbering

    When numbering paragraphs, all sub-levels always start on a new line by default. Does anyone know how to position paragraph sub-levels on the same line as the previous level , ie

    1. (a) i. Paragraph text.....

    Instead of

    1.
    (a)
    i. Paragraph text.....


    I'm using OpenSUSE 12.3 with LibreOffice 3.6
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Libreoffice Writer Paragrapgh Numbering

    Sorry, the last post didn't display properly, the example should have been displayed as:

    . 1. (a) i. Paragraph text.....

    Instead of

    . 1.
    . (a)
    . i. Paragraph text.....

    I'd like the sub-levels on the same line instead of stepping down in a hierarchical manner. Hope someone can help with this.

    Thanks
    Minsky

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    Default Re: Libreoffice Writer Paragrapgh Numbering

    AFAIK you cannot do this by using any of the built-in features because they assign a single numbering style to each paragraph and assume that a change of style means a fresh paragraph. This is actually good typesetting practice and, as a copyeditor, I would be advising you to simpify your arguments to reduce the number of levels anyway.

    However, having used similar non-standard systems in the past before word-processors acquired all these specialised features, I would recommend creating a hanging indent and entering your non-standard style of numbering by hand. Unfortunately, LibreOffice may try to put you right; in which case, use Ctl-Z to restore your preferred style.

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    Default Re: Libreoffice Writer Paragrapgh Numbering

    If you are talking about headings, this may help. Go into Tools/Outline Numbering and select the Numbering tab. There is a field "Show sublevels" which controls how many "level numbers" appear on each heading. If you set the sublevels to the same number as the heading (for example, 3 and 3) then the third level heading will start with something like I.A.3. If you set it to 1, then the third subhead will start with only 3.
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    Default Re: Libreoffice Writer Paragrapgh Numbering

    You can do this via Format>Bullets and Numbering>Options>Show sublevels>3

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