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Philip Larson | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 17 2018 12:01 PM

I have a very few personal books that I use for myself. I created them in MS Word, applied styles and entered pagination, etc.

My problem is that when I view one book in Logos, the first text paragraph of a chapter (following a Header 1) has a much larger point size than normal text. This happens across many (all?) chapters, continues for the length of the paragraph, and then the following paragraph is back to the normal size.

How do I suppress this? I want all normal paragraphs to be the same. I assumed that what I see in MS Word (except for tags), is about what I will see in Logos.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 1:06 PM

Philip Larson:
How do I suppress this? I want all normal paragraphs to be the same. I assumed that what I see in MS Word (except for tags), is about what I will see in Logos.

Try this:

  1. place your cursor somewhere in the document that has the desired formatting (style + font).
  2. press CTRL+SHIFT+C to copy the formatting
  3. select the text of the problem paragraph
  4. right click > Styles > Clear formating (or select Clear All in the Styles box)
  5. press CTRL+SHIFT+V to paste the formatting.

Try this on one paragraph and compile the personal book to check it is working.

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Philip Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 3:37 PM

When I look at the underlying Word file, the point size of paragraph text (non-headers) are all the same. There's no difference.

That's why I'm so puzzled.

There is a difference in the style between the first and later paragraphs of each chapter, but that difference is in whether the first line is indented. Fonts are all the same.

Seems to be a problem with Logos reading my file. I think.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 5:07 PM

Is the same style name applied to them?

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Philip Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 4:25 PM

No. But the only difference is first-line indentation.

Nevertheless, I changed one instance to the usual Normal, deleted the body file in "Personal Books," restarted Logos several times, and I have the same thing: the first paragraph has a much larger point size in Logos (but not in Word now or before).

I think that changing the body file doesn't always take without restarting Logos, and hopefully I've accounted for this.

It does seem curious that it's the only paragraphs that don't format properly, and it has a slightly different style in Word.

But I still can't fix it, it seems.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 4:45 PM

You need to recompile and sometimes restart. I've found that I need to be very careful and use styles not manual formating for the best PB results. 

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