The direct cursor in Writer (can be enabled in Tools-Options-Direct Cursor) has the following modes:
* Paragraph alignment
* Left paragraph alignment
* Tabs and spaces
I suggest to add a new mode:
(In reply to Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) from comment #0)
> The direct cursor in Writer (can be enabled in Tools-Options-Direct Cursor)
It is located here: Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice Writer -> Formatting Aids -> Direct Cursor
Sounds good -> NEW
Samuel Mehrbrodt committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#108427 Direct cursor: Add option to insert only spaces
It will be available in 6.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
IMHO, it allow users uses direct formatting even more instead using styles
Thanks to all for this.
BTW, the direct cursor in Writer can be enabled in:
Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids. - Direct Cursor