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without 'chapters'

hi, folks, just started this process.


i have open office now with mac and would like to show my book two line spaces between 'chapters' - that's all. the story skips around a lot between characters and locations and some may only be a couple of short paragraphs. there might be 100 or so 'chapters', if i have to make them all chapters.


if i can't use two blank lines would i have to use a number or text etc.? what am i missing?


any suggestions?




  • Em_PressEm_Press Professor

    Hi Art,


    Perhaps there is an equivalent in Open Office to the following, which I normally do in Word.


    Create a new Style with a space of 18 or 24 before.


    Highlight the text that requires the extra spacing and and assign the style. This will preserve the formatting no matter what the platform.



     A citizen of the world.

  • Hello Ardfalten

    If these are scene changes in the same chapter, perhaps you could use the standard asterisks, centered.




    Or insert a symbol or fleuron if you want to be fancy


  • I think the question is actually whether a header-styled text (chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3) is required in the file, since the eBook formatting can complain if you don't have obvious chapters in your file.

  • Em_PressEm_Press Professor

    Scyoni, he can get away with making only the title and the word Copyright Heading 1.

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  • thanks

  • thanks, i was thinking of that too- may be the best or easiest solution for me
  • thanks
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