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How to change a style name

asked 2015-03-17 20:34:07 +0100

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In fact I want to translate to another language the style names of a template, but that's probably irrelevant here.

I don't mind diddling the xml, but would it be safe for dependencies and so on just to right click the style - modify - and then change the name? Are accented characters (French in my case) OK when I do this, or should I leave out such frivolities?

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answered 2015-03-17 20:53:23 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


My advice would be to make maximum use of predefined styles: their name is automatically translated into the LibreOffice interface language

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Thanks. I have already started another thread 'Proposal: italic and bold as built-in styles?' because I agree with you but find the predefined styles don't meet all ordinary requirements of ordinary users.

crlMIDI gravatar imagecrlMIDI ( 2015-03-22 13:46:11 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-04-07 20:19:10 +0100

jonpatterns gravatar image

User defined styles can be renamed using the Paragraph Style dialogue box:

1) Select the style to be renamed then select from the menu:

Style > Edit styles

This open the Paragraph Style dialogue box

2) Select the Organiser tab

This has the field 'Name' which is editable. It appears pre-defined styles can not be renamed.

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answered 2015-03-18 01:11:30 +0100

LibreGuy gravatar image

As far as I know you can modify the name of a style without loosing dependencies. So that shouldn't be a problem. I am not sure about using accented characters since I don't use them. Before adjusting the specific document, why don't you create a new document and test it first? Better safe than sorry.

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I too would like to know how to change the name of a style, any help appreciated.

EDIT: I've found the answer now, see above.

jonpatterns gravatar imagejonpatterns ( 2018-04-07 19:19:20 +0100 )edit
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