Robert Tucker wrote:
Have you attempted to enter angular brackets in your post and found they have not appeared?
If so, maybe you are talking about formatting marks which appear when the style (font, font size, font weight, italicization, font colour, etc) changes within a segment.
Yes, I've tried to enter the tag br but it has not appearead.
As regards the strange formatting, afaik, it was imported from Word's "famous" way of formatting documents)) : my original text was not heavily formatted: a simple .txt taken from a portal containing only some line breaks and some bold text, nothing more...and imported into word (open office is installed only on the laptop...). I thought that the conversion in .odt format could "clean" in some way the formatting, but evidently
I was wrong...
In OpenOffice vertical grey bars indicate non-breaking spaces. If I'm on the right track, could the formatting marks be for these and possibly one or two other style variations?
Do you mean " " tag? I don't think so), the document hasn't got html tags...
If you save and create your target documents is the OpenOffice document you obtain as it should be?
No, not at all... it contains br tags (closing tags in the italian version and opening tags in the english one: br0, br1,etc...)
Thanks for your help and sorry for so delayed answer