Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Off the Wall: Shooting the Sun
Jun 02, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"In school, you probably were taught that a paragraph is the
development of a complete thought. That is a contents-based
definition. In OpenOffice.org or any other word processor, a
paragraph also has a format definition: the contents of the
document from the mouse cursor's position when you begin to type to
the place where you either press the Enter key or end the document.
Even if you type only a title, when you press the Enter key, you
have ended one paragraph and started another.
"This definition may seem obvious to experienced computer users.
It is worth mentioning, however, because it stresses the importance
of paragraphs in document design. Because paragraphs are so common
in word processor documents, and because they are so well-defined,
paragraphs probably are the most important elements in document
design. In other word processors, they even can compensate partly
for the inability to design pages..."