Paragraph Main Menu

The “Paragraph” main menu contains the formatting options of Papyrus. You can set styles for your documents, use templates from other documents, layout paragraphs and more.

The Paragraph main menu

Special Paragraph Formatting…” is where you can add extra space before and after a paragraph, adjust for large characters and pictures, and select a paragraph positioning option. Here you can also turn on the option to “   Write right to left,” for example for Hebrew or Arabic texts.

Style…” has the same function as the style template icon in the toolbar: it opens the Style Template dialog.

Styles organized in a drop-down menu in your toolbar

Standard Styles” are pre-defined style templates that contain commonly used functions, including the ones that have their own icons in the toolbar. There are options to create a bulleted list or a numbered one . It gives you a way to find the most commonly used style templates quickly.

You will also find icons for the style template “Title (not numbered)” , the many levels of numbered titles to , as well as icons for style templates you can define as you choose  to .

To set which of these icons will appear in your toolbar, see the “Toolbar Icons Dialog” under “Preferences.”

Style Categories” allow you to sort and organize your style templates in categories.

Get Styles From…” allows you to “steal” a style template from another document and use it in yours.

Copy Paragraph Style” will take all the current indents and tabs for the paragraph in which you cursor is located and allow you to use them for another paragraph with the command “Apply Paragraph Style.”

Group Text” will group your text selection together and prevent it from being separated at a page end. If you place your cursor within a paragraph and select this option, the paragraph will be grouped together. You can also select an area with your mouse that is larger or smaller and group the selection together.

Ungroup Text” will undo the group command.

The command “Sort Paragraph/Lines” will sort areas of text or tables in alphabetical order. For table cells, this function will sort according to the contents of the first column, then the second, and so on.

If you want to sort a table according to another column, you can use the option “Sort by Column X” (“X” is the column number in which you have clicked) in the context menu.

Last updated by Leon Ramps on October 23, 2017