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Can I make my own style group

asked 2016-06-06 08:10:21 +0100

TimC gravatar image

Hi All

In LO Writer, at the bottom of the "Styles and Formatting" panel is a drop down list of pre-defined style groups. I find this quite useful, but would also like to make my own group of commonly used styles.

This would be beneficial when starting new documents without having to go through all existing styles - I would like to have about five or six of my main styles readily accessible in a group.

Is it possible to make my own group of styles which could be selected in the drop-down menu?

If not, I am happy to submit a feature request.


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This would be an excellent way to create themes of styles, which IMV would be a major enhancement.

paul1149 gravatar imagepaul1149 ( 2016-06-07 01:14:33 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-06-06 16:56:03 +0100

petermau gravatar image

At the bottom of the Styles and Formatting Sidebar, (PF11 to toggle it on and Off), you have options for Applied Styles and Custom Styles. You can create a Writer document with all the Styles you wish to actually use and then save it as a writer template. When you create a new document and select Applied Styles, your Applied Styles will be shown rather than the complete list. Hope this helps .Peter

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answered 2016-06-06 17:38:47 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


To my knowledge it is not possible to create your own items in this list. However you can hide all the styles you do not use.

Ctrl+A works in this list to select all, if the view is All Styles (not available in Hierarchical view) then Right clickHide.

Of course, you can then switch to Hidden Styles view if you change your mind, to restore a style the same way (Right clickShow).

By doing this you keep the possibility of using the hierarchical view. So you can view your 'groups' of styles (styles dependent of a higher level). In the screenshot below all styles were masked except the Custom style InheritFromPys1 dependent style from Pys1:


See HiddenStyle.odt


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