Preserve justification with Manual Break

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ChalkyW64
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Preserve justification with Manual Break

Post by ChalkyW64 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:01 pm

In LibreOffice I could retain the current paragraph justification when inserting a manual break via SHIFT+RETURN. New documents created in TextMaker behave as expected, but pressing SHIFT+RETURN in a file loaded from LibreOffice (.odt) breaks the paragraph and 'ignores' the full-justification (in fact none of the manual breaks preserve the justification when the file is loaded) no matter what I try.

Can anyone tell me how to save LibreOffice files so that all formatting is preserved when loaded into TextMaker?

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Re: Preserve justification with Manual Break

Post by SuperTech » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:58 am

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Re: Preserve justification with Manual Break

Post by ChalkyW64 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:47 pm

I have sorted the problem by loading the LibreOffice (.ODT) file into TextMaker, then saving it as a .DOCX, and saying 'yes' to the 'make compatible?' dialog. TextMaker immediately updated all the formatting and correctly justified every manual break. I'm not sure why it didn't do that when first loading the LibreOffice file, but at least my issue is solved and I have a known work-around should it happen again.

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Re: Preserve justification with Manual Break

Post by Woody44 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:20 pm

While you found a work-around, that work-around isn't available to people who don't have Open Office or Libre Office on their computers and, realistically, it should not be necessary to maintain a second office suite to make up for the shortcomings of your primary office suite.

Microsoft Word also preserves the full justification when using SHIFT+ENTER. Since Free Office is supposed to be compatible with Word, it should also act the same way for this feature.

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Re: Preserve justification with Manual Break

Post by Jossi » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:24 pm

As the thread opener wrote, this issue occurs only when you load LibreOffice documents in TextMaker, not with TextMaker documents. So you'll see the problem only if you get LibreOffice files from somebody else. As LibreOffice is not needed to repair such documents, there is no need to have LibreOffice installed on your computer.

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Re: Preserve justification with Manual Break

Post by martin-k » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:27 pm

As different word processors handle this differently, this is a compatibility setting: File | Properties | Compatibility...
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