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From Brian Barker <>
Subject Re: Outlining?
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:50 GMT
At 10:55 24/06/2014 -0400, Jack Waters wrote:
>I go by my initials.  Every time I try to type my name at the bottom 
>of a letter, I type C. J. Waters and hit enter to add the 
>address.  Invariably, that line indents and the next line suddenly 
>has an indented C. I.

That would be "CI.", I think, not "C. I.". Writer thinks you are 
starting a numbered list with roman numerals starting at 100, so 
indents the paragraph and provides CI. (or 101) for the next 
paragraph. If you continue, you will see CII., CIII., CIV., and so on.

Note first that Writer treats your pressing Enter and its automatic 
"correction" as two separate items, so the simple way to deal with 
this is to go to Edit | Undo (or press Ctrl+Z) immediately you see 
the problem. The unwanted change will disappear, leaving the effect 
of Enter that you did want

>Does anyone know of a way to make "not outlining" the default?

Yes. Go to Tools | AutoCorrect Options... | Options and remove the 
tick from "Apply numbering - symbol: *".

Alternatively, you could change your first initial so that it is no 
longer a roman numeral!

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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