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Adjust / Reduce the size of Tab stop

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Adjust / Reduce the size of Tab stop

Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:03 am
Hello,
How do I adjust, reduce the size of the Tab stop?
currently, the global tab size in Author and Words is the 'old standard' of 4 (8xcharacter), which is Ugly. It's seems to be about an inch. (2.5 cm).
I end up using 4 space characters to make it look right... A lot of extra 'work' that is unnecessary. It breaks up the 'thought flow', my typing.

I tried using the left indent setting @ 0.25in, but that affects all new lines or Only the current one, when set.
I don't see any 'paragraph settings' as there is in LibreOffice. I'd much prefer to use Calligra, even on Enlightenment.

Thank you, in advance.
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The tab size is never a number of characters and most likely it's exactly 72 pt = 1 inch

The size is defined in each document, but unfortunately we don't have gui to change it in Calligra

One way around the problem would be to load the file into LibreOffice, change the setting, save it, and continue in Calligra
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sorry we default to 23 mm for some reason - the person who made it that said it's the same as open offcie

and it also doesn't seem like there is a way to change that default setting through the document

you can still change it if you change the value in the paragraph style - still in libreoffice - not Calligra
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boemann wrote:... but unfortunately we don't have gui to change it in Calligra


You say there is no 'gui to change'.... Is there a file to edit in ~/.config/, ~./local/, ~./kde4/ ???
25, 23mm is too large. No book I've ever seen has a '1 inch' indent, tab.

Thank You.
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boemann wrote:sorry we default to 23 mm for some reason - the person who made it that said it's the same as open offcie... Calligra


yes, 23mm... i was only guessing at 25mm, about an inch.

There has to be a config file to edit, no?
If this is hard coded, could it be changed in source and compiled?

boemann wrote: ... the person who made it that said ..

What file would I look in and who can I ask?

Thank You.
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The one to ask would be me :)

look in libs/textlayout/KoTextDocumentLayout.cpp

it's the line 158 that sets it

all you would have to do is then recompile and it should work
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uhmm how would you know if a book used tabs ?

if you are talking about indent (even first line) it can be changed in the paragraph properties, or via the ruler

 
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