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asked 2018-10-18 00:06:04 +0200

Edmund Laugasson gravatar image

updated 2018-10-18 00:07:08 +0200

Would it be possible to delete a style but keep formatting as direct formatting? I know that direct formatting is not good to use. This applies to Writer but would be good to use also in Calc, Impress, etc. Would propose to add a choice while deleting the style: keep formatting.

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answered 2018-10-18 09:07:19 +0200

gabix gravatar image

I see it as follows:

  1. Update the default style from your custom style.
  2. Delete the custom style. The formatting should revert to the (updated) default style.

However, what's the purpose?

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The inconvenience of the method is that all other styles depending on Default Style are also updated. I think that OP only wants to keep formatting only for the to-be-deleted style, though he admits "direct formatting is not good to use".

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-10-18 09:51:53 +0200 )edit

You're correct. However, without knowing the purpose (and the purpose should have been stated to make it a good question) it's hard to give an answer (if, of course, it exists).

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-10-18 10:01:35 +0200 )edit

I know that the basis for office suite is using styles. I am ICT teacher myself and have teached using office suite more than 10 years based on LibreOffice (earlier also However, this need is not mine but from my country's community. The purpose is to keep formatting and remove styles because of vendor lock-in issues while exchanging documents with MS Office users.

Edmund Laugasson gravatar imageEdmund Laugasson ( 2018-10-18 13:24:47 +0200 )edit

I know and also suggested different options but actually by deleting a style with additional checkmark "Keep formatting" would offer that feature. Could not find a good solution - therefore asked. Possibly need to start a feature request. Actually from Internet you can find similar topics in MS Office as well...

Edmund Laugasson gravatar imageEdmund Laugasson ( 2018-10-18 13:28:00 +0200 )edit
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