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Writer not keeping track of changes

asked 2017-07-30 07:13:21 +0200

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updated 2017-07-31 05:52:03 +0200

My version of Writer doesn't hold onto the changes I make to its formatting.

Eg, When I set a paragraph as bold using the Control keys, it's all good until I hit return. Then the para reverts back from bold to default regular. If I undo (Ctrl Z) it will revert back to being bold again.

But it is annoying having to hit Ctrl Z after every paragraph.

Another example: when I change the default style and add in a tab and a hanging indent, again, when I hit return it loses all the formatting and reverts back to a basic format without a hanging indent. But when I hit Ctrl Z to undo, then all the formatting is there.

Is this a fixable glitch? Having to undo every paragraph is really cramping my transcribing style!

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Does the glitch affect the "closed" paragraph (before the return key) or the "new" paragraph?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-07-30 08:29:59 +0200 )edit

Yeah, it affects the closed paragraph. I've been fiddling with it more, and it is doing the same thing across various templates. But it's not doing it with the Footer style. So perhaps it is a problem with the default style somehow?

sue_s gravatar imagesue_s ( 2017-08-02 05:32:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-07-31 11:11:21 +0200

What version of Writer are you using? What platform are you on? How exactly are you setting the paragraph to bold? Of course, the behavior you are describing is suspicious, but at first glance it seems to me like a template problem.

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I'm using the current version, 5.2.7.2 (x64) on Windows 7. So yeah, as I said above, I think it is something to do with either templates or styles. If I create a new template, or I open an existing different one, the same problem happens.

sue_s gravatar imagesue_s ( 2017-08-02 05:34:18 +0200 )edit
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