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[Writer]Different emphasis to certain sub-level of numbering

asked 2017-11-14 09:02:33 +0100

IsaacLee gravatar image

updated 2017-11-14 09:21:36 +0100

can I apply different emphasis to certain level of numbering in writer, for example bold the first level but remain the sub level as normal?

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This question needs more detail. Numbered list or chapter/outline numbering? What are you trying to do?

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answered 2017-11-14 12:33:30 +0100

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"Numbering" may refer to chapter structure or numbered list. Since everything in LO Writer is a matter of style, your question targets the involved styles for both topics.

Chapter structure

A paragraph becomes a member of chapter numbering when it received Heading 1 to Heading 10 paragraph style. Level 1 is chapter, 2 sub-chapter, and so on.

To give a different emphasis to level, edit the Heading x (x from 1 to 10; only consider those you effictively use)..

Heading x is for levels inside the document. If you want to differentiate levels in the table of contents, edit the Contents x style which parallel the Heading x styles.

Numbered or bulleted lists

This is a bit more tricky because the same paragraph style is applied to all levels. The emphasis may only differ on rthe numbering or bullet.

Lists are a difficult concept in Writer. Read this answer to have an idea of the complexity.

However, if you're only using the [simplified] feature through the toolbar buttons, default numbering emphasis can be customised through Format->Bullets & Numbering. Go to the Customise tab. You'll find a Character Style drop-down menu which applies a character style to the selected level.

This means you must first define the character styles you need because the standard list contains styles intended for other topics.


Get familiar with styles and understand the differences between paragraph, character and list styles. The latter one is a misnomer because it controls only the bullet/number of the list.

Read the chapters about styles in the manuals. Styles are the keys to control Writer.

If this answer helped you, please accept it by clicking the check mark to the left and, karma permitting, upvote it. If this is what you expected, close the question, that will help other people with the same question.

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