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My Body Text style has space below, but not above, and I want it to stay that way. Now, when I insert a table between two paragraphs of Body Text, I get no space between the table and the subsequent paragraph, and it seems like the only thing I can do about it is change that specific paragraph's spacing, manually adding about the same space as it has below*. There's no apparent setting for space before and after a table (like we have in LibreOffice).

What do I do?

* - I actually use a Body-Text-based style for post-table paragraphs, but that still doesn't cut it.

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  1. Right click the table and select table properties.
  2. On the Table Tab under text wrapping select 'Around' and click 'Positioning. . . '
  3. Under 'Distance from surrounding text' click the 'Bottom' option and enter the value of spacing you want beneath the table.
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What if the table width is less than the page width? We get text wrapping around the cell... – TecMan Oct 8 at 12:33
@TecMan, if you want to mimic an inline table then set the 'Left' and 'Right' option of distance from surrounding text both to be a large value. – Adam Oct 8 at 13:28

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