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How is a List Style linked to a Paragraph Style? [closed]

asked 2012-11-11 10:41:45 +0200

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updated 2014-01-27 13:20:11 +0200

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I know how I have to link Character Styles to List Styles to create various types of bulleted lists.

Now I would like to create a Paragraph Style (eg. Text Body 2) which is linked to a List Style I have defined.

With this Paragraph Style I want to write the normal text and when I need bullets, I want to switch them on by clicking shift+ctrl+B.

How to I have to link a List Style to my new Paragraph Style called Text Body 2?

I found http://ask.libreoffice.org/question/1719/how-do-i-create-a-multi-levelmulti-paragraph-style/ but the answer there is using direct formatting, which I don't want to do.

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2012-11-11 15:20:49 +0200

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updated 2014-01-27 13:18:21 +0200

(1)
Usually, you don't need to link a paragraph style to a list style.
Create a shortcut key for your defined list style:
Menu Tools → Customize → Keyboard tab →
Category: Styles → Numbering
Function: List x
Select a shortcut key
Modify → OK.

shortcut_liststyle

Type text with your paragraph style "Text body 2",
Switch to the list style with the shortcut key.

(2)
Another possibility
(more options for modifying the numbering style in post-editing: font, font size, etc.):
Create a paragraph style "Text body 2n", based on your paragraph style "Text body 2" (context: New...).
Embed your list style in this paragraph style via
Outline & NumberingNumbering Style → select your list style:

numbering_style

Switch to the list style with paragraph style "Text body 2n".

(3)
Another possibility: → LibreOffice Writer Guide
Chapter 7: Working with Styles · Working with list styles · Combining list and paragraph styles (p. 34)

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@manj_k I still do not understand why the List N and Numbering N paragraph styles are not automatically linked with the corresponding list styles. What is the point of having all the List N and Numbering N paragraph styles?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-01-27 00:52:07 +0200 )edit

@manj_k, the question here indicates an issue with option (1): how is an list style assigned via this method removed? Direct formatting can be used as an override, but the problem does not appear to have a style-based solution.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-15 06:03:26 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-11-15 08:53:57 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@ manj_k Thanks a lot for your helpful answer. I feel this was the missing link in my brains about styles.

It seems I have jsut 1 question left: I assume that your example 2 was originally a TEXT BODY. Therefore in the organizer tab NEXT STYLE was TEXT BODY. Do you keep TEXT BODY as next style and only add LIST1 as numbering style?

Why does a PARAGRAPH STYLE show at tab INDENTS & SPACING the distance before and after text in units "ch" ( I assume this means characters) and in LIST STYLE the displayed unit is "cm"?

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(1) The paragraph style "Text body 2n" is (in this case) paragraph style "Text body 2" + embedded list style "List 1"; "Next style" is "Text body 2n", "Linked with: Text body 2".

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-11-15 14:24:53 +0200 )edit

(2) To show indents and spacing in unit "cm/mm/...": Tools → Options → LibreOffice Writer → General → Settings → ☐ Enable char unit (disabled). Maybe, you have to restart LibreOffice.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-11-15 14:28:40 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-11-15 09:45:15 +0200

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I do have an additional question:

When I use the default Paragraph Style Text Body and want to create a bulleted list, all I need to do is to switch bulleted list on (ctrl+ shift+b or click the related icon). This works fine and I even get 10 levels of bullets. Switching bullets OFF all is normal text with Paragraph Style: Text Body

Now I want to modify the bullets (=bullet characters), their indents and spacing for this very bulleted list only and want the new setting be “registered” in the default Paragraph Style Text Body. What do I need to do?

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(1) It is impossible to "register" such a list style in the default paragraph style "Text body". You have to create and to apply a list style (or to create a linked paragraph style with the embedded list style; then you have to apply this paragraph style).

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-11-15 14:33:24 +0200 )edit

(2) See also my original answer and the above-mentioned Writer Guide.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-11-15 14:33:58 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-11-15 09:58:02 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

and another question

Looking at Chapter of the Writer Guide and follow the procedure described on page I created a new Paragraph Style (text body R2) and linked it with a new List Style (new list R) for which I chose a special character as bullet When I hit ENTER and apply text body R2 there is immediately the bullet which I chose with in the new list R. When I switch the bullets off (ctrl+shift+b) the text appears as expected and the paragraph style text body R2 appears selected in the Styles Window. However, when I switch the bullets on (ctrl+shift+b) I first get the bullet of the default Text Body style. Only when hitting ctrl+shift+b again my bullet selected for the paragraph style text body R2 appears. What do I make wrong?

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Live with it... ;) – or create a shortcut key for your customized list style. — See also → [LO3.6] Writer bulletted list button doesn't use any style - can't customize.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-11-15 14:36:09 +0200 )edit

The default function of "Ctrl+Shift+B" is "Format Subscript". Do you use the shortcut for "Numbering Bullets On/Off"?

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-11-15 14:45:49 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-12-22 07:07:37 +0200

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@manj_k Thanks for all your help. I have now to write an article and try to apply what you told me. Have a nice season.

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