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