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Linux Journal: Now Revealed! Secrets of Line Spacing in OpenOffice.org Writer

Feb 05, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"The fact that OpenOffice.org Writer is more than a word processor is an open secret. Designed to write long documents, Writer is in many ways a document processor comparable to FrameMaker, suitable for designing books and dissertations while falling short of a complete desktop publishing solution. For this reason, it includes a number of tools for tweaking lines of text, including Tools > Language > Hyphenation and the tools for adjusting character width and letter space for individual characters. However, by far the least understood of these high-end tools is Writer's ability to adjust line-spacing.

"Somewhere in the transitions from a private company to Sun Microsystem's property to a free software project, exact knowledge of the line-spacing tools was lost. The central mystery is: how does Writer control line-spacing by default...?"

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