Most word processors treat different styles such as headings and titles as paragraphs. Lists are no different. Many of these applications make the individual points lists.
This means that, while most word processors have special settings for lists and their points, their settings for paragraphs also can be applied to lists and their points. Paragraph settings can be used to indent the left and right sides of a list item. There are also settings to add space above or below an item.
In LibreOffice Writer and Microsoft Word for Windows users can use their various paragraph settings to make adjustments to lists and their items. Both have Paragraph dialogs with similar settings. Their other settings is what sets the two word processors apart from each other.
This article will focus on the settings for indentation and spacing before and after paragraphs in Word and Writer.
Writer’s other indentation and paragraph spacing settings are in the Formatting toolbar and the Properties tab of the sidebar. Like the settings in the dialog, these icons will affect individual bullet and number points.
In Word, they are in the Paragraph section of the Home ribbon. These icons, unlike the Paragraph dialog settings, only affect the entire list. They do not make adjustments to individual items. Read more