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LO 6.1 writer delete a style and identify impact text

asked 2018-12-13 10:18:17 +0200

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Hi, I wish to clean some odt file which has to many styles and reduce to a few ones.

If a style is used in the document and I want to delete it, LO warns that it will then cast to default type.

OK, but I can I view what portion of text is impacted, some kind of tract change, as I might first want to change the style of that portion to another style and then delete the style which is irrelevant.

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answered 2018-12-13 10:59:10 +0200

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You can search for paragraph styles using the search & replace tool that opens with Ctrl H → More options. Be aware, though, that "cleaning" all instances of the style being used may not be enough: if the style is linked to another style, for example, you'll keep getting the warning. If this is the case, don't waste your time: create a new, empty document with just the styles you need and then copy/paste the content from the old document to the new one. Sometimes the solution that seems more complicated is indeed the simplest one.

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Great exactly what I was looking for. Never noticed this options in the find & replace box

artofit gravatar imageartofit ( 2018-12-14 06:35:41 +0200 )edit
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answered 2018-12-13 18:43:05 +0200

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When trying to clean-up a styles mess it is better to find and replace the styles rather than simply deleting a style.

You can use the style background setting (stupidly called Area) to make it visible where a style is being used in the document.

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  • style background setting (stupidly called Area) Which menu path?

    • >When trying to clean-up a styles mess it is better to find and replace the styles rather than simply deleting a style. Well, I'm taking all strategies, I thought that deleting a style would at least point to its first occurrence, if any
artofit gravatar imageartofit ( 2018-12-14 06:32:14 +0200 )edit
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