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I've just upgraded to 1.7.0.283 and finding it a lot more useful.

Is there an option to show hidden characters like word spaces and paragraph ends in text?

Also is it possible to have no indent on first paragraph then a set amount (6mm) of indent on remaining paragraphs?

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1) Menu "Text" "Show Special Characters".

2) Normally I would do this with paragraph styles chaining them, but this works only as long you are typing text (which is seldom the case). On already copied text this has no effect, but maybe I am doing something wrong? If this is not possible, maybe a suggestion for a future version?

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On 4/16/2019 at 11:10 AM, almac01 said:

Also is it possible to have no indent on first paragraph then a set amount (6mm) of indent on remaining paragraphs?

Might be nice to have some automation in styles (I formerly mentioned successive styles and if-then statement autostyles), but generally this is always done with separate styles like body-1 and body-all :-)

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3 hours ago, fde101 said:

Set it to indent all lines by 6mm then set the first line to indent -6mm.

No, that's a hanging indent. The OP wanted the first paragraph (not line) not to be indented at all, and subsequent paragraphs to be indented normally.

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1 hour ago, richardtomkins said:

Yikes, I can barely see the SPECIAL CHARACTERS. They are so DIM. A nice Dark Colour and shown in BOLD would be good.

I notice that, too. Maybe they made the special characters very small to avoid distorting the view of the layout. But wecould use more contrast in the characters.

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On 7/3/2019 at 5:40 AM, fde101 said:

This should be configurable in preferences.

That would be great, but I don't find such a configuration. Does anyone know how to configure Special Characters so they're no longer an eye test?

​Sharon

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16 minutes ago, CatLady said:

That would be great, but I don't find such a configuration. Does anyone know how to configure Special Characters so they're no longer an eye test?

The important words from @fde101 were "should be", in the sense of "that function should exist, but it doesn't".

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58 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

The important words from @fde101 were "should be", in the sense of "that function should exist, but it doesn't".

Well, I , there is a Zoom "to selection" that will enlarge the selected item to fill the width. That helps. I hope they take the hint and make us able to configure the Special Characters, soon!

​Sharon

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47 minutes ago, CatLady said:

there is a Zoom "to selection" that will enlarge the selected item to fill the width. That helps.

Good point.

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