[duxuser] Re: paragraph formatting (was Re: NEED HELP WITH PARAGRAPH STYLE)


This is absolutely my last message on this subject.  Man, did I stir up
a hornet's nest.  When I created a  template in Duxbury versions prior
to 10.6, which included a code at the beginning [svprg1:1:1] I got the
left justified paragraphs with a skipped line between them, which is
what I wanted.  The same template created in version 10.6 does not give
me the same result.  I will try doing a search and replace in word for
paragraph marks and replace them with something else, I don't know what.
I'll have to play with it.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Steve Dresser
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2007 9:33 AM
To: duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxuser] Re: paragraph formatting (was Re: NEED HELP WITH
PARAGRAPH STYLE)



Jean,

You're absolutely right about the correct way to achieve blank lines,
but here's the problem:  As a braille producer, I get Word documents all
the time from people who *don't* know any of the things you're talking
about, and probably never will.  I just want an option that I can turn
on or off so I can deal with the practical problem of cleaning up the
documents I get. 
At the moment, that's a painfully tedious process that can take hours
because it literally requires going through the document line by line.
Now, if you can suggest a rapid and efficient way to deal with this
problem, I'm all ears.

Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean Menzies" <jemenzies@xxxxxxx>
To: <duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2007 03:17
Subject: [duxuser] Re: Spam Characteristics: Re: NEED HELP WITH
PARAGRAPH STYLE


>
>
> Steve,
>
> No, no, no! It is very incorrect to have two line breaks to signify a 
> paragraph break in a word document. If you are thinking of the visual 
> blank space that "looks like" two line breaks, it is terribly wrong to

> achieve that by pressing the return key two times. That can result in 
> widow/orphan blank lines at the top and bottom of print pages, etc.  
> The correct way in print is to set your points before or after to 12 
> in your paragraph style definition. This gives the appearance of the 
> "extra" white space in print but retains the correct formatting of ONE

> press of the return key for ONE paragraph change. You do not create 
> white space in print through use of the return key, but through proper
use of styles.
> Sorry, but you're wrong here in terms of what constitutes a paragraph 
> versus a new line.
>
> Jean


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