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asked 2016-03-14 10:08:06 +0200

Bartwillemsen gravatar image

So one major drawback in LibreOffice for me is still the lack of good looking default styles. As you may know, in MS Office you get a large collection of styles for use in your documents. Based around different fonts, a theme, or colours. I am not creative, and I don't want to spend hours changing the default style. I really like Word's large style collection because you can quickly choose something to your liking and you just need to make slight adaptions for your needs.

In Google Docs I also miss this but I found a plugin which adds some good looking styles that I can use for the same purpose. Now, I also would like something like this for LibreOffice. Is there somewhere where I can get a nice collection of pre-made styles? I know there is, but those are more for, well, templates like formal letters or application forms. I am not really looking for that. Just stylings!

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2016-03-15 13:14:35 +0200

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updated 2016-03-15 18:53:58 +0200

One of the secrets of LibreOffice is the huge selection of styles and formatting as well as the template library. They are very flexible and easy to use. F11 brings up the sidebars, select STYLES AND FORMATTING. You then have the choice of page, paragraph, character, frame and list styles. Have a go and see how easy it is to change the look of documents to suit yourself.

The LibO Writer Guide has two very useful chapters, 6 An Introduction to Styles and 7 Working with Styles. There will soon be a new book devoted to Styles and Templates, again free to download. And, of course, there is extensive information on Styles in the LibO Help.

LibO 5.1 now has a Style entry on the toolbar, which indicates the importance that this function. ..Peter

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