Formatting paragraphs

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You can apply many formats to paragraphs using the buttons on the Formatting toolbar. The Formatting toolbar is shown below as a floating toolbar, customized to show only the buttons for paragraph formatting.

Tip.png It is highly recommended that you use paragraph styles rather than manually formatting paragraphs, especially for long or standardized documents. For information on the advantages of styles and how to use them, see Chapter 6 (Introduction to Styles) in the Writer Guide.

Formatting toolbar.
1 Styles and Formatting window   8 Line Spacing: 1.5
2 Apply Style 9 Line Spacing: 2
3 Align Left 10 Numbering On/Off
4 Centered 11 Bullets On/Off
5 Align Right 12 Decrease Indent
6 Justified 13 Increase Indent
7 Line Spacing: 1 14 Paragraph Format dialog

The Formatting toolbar, showing buttons for paragraph formatting.

Below are examples of the different alignment options for text.

Text alignment options.

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