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Find a certain paragraph formatting style in a writer document (not only the the ones listed there)?

asked 2017-05-13 13:51:57 +0200

inJesus gravatar image

I have found the following: Edit - find and replace - other options - search for paragraph styles - search for ... but the displayed list does not contain all styles. I do not to search for other styles also.

Could this be a good alternative or dangerous to install?

Encouraged by the great possibilites of Linux I add a question: Would it be possible to find the command to directly jump to this selection option (Edit - find and replace - other options - search for paragraph styles - search for) thus I would assign a keyboard shurtcut to it.

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answered 2017-05-13 14:27:48 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

'AltSearch' is a valuable extension often recommended , and (afaik) not reported to contain dangerous code. I sometimes use it myself, and never experienced a suspicious behaviour. But AltSearch will, I am afraid, also not be able to search for direct formats. What else should "styles" be that are not listed? Or: What is the 'Stylist' (F11) showing as the assigned paragraph style while the cursor is placed in one of the paragraphs you want to address?

(If I missed something relevant in AltSearch, please tell me.)

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E.g. paragraph style Heading 10 is not accessible with Find & Replace. Only a few paragraph styles can be choosen from there. I will try the extension and let you know if I find a solution with it.

inJesus gravatar imageinJesus ( 2017-05-13 15:50:53 +0200 )edit

Under LibO V5.3.3 'F&R' offeres any paragraph style (also 'Heading 10') in the 'Find:' dropdown if the style is actually applied somewhere and then correctly finds it. Of course, 'Other options' > 'Paragraph styles' must be enabled.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-05-13 15:59:52 +0200 )edit

Funny - now it shows Heading 10. As before there are only 12 paragraph styles displayed for selection in Find & Replace. But these seem to adapt somehow - maybe according to the usage of the styles. In the Style and Formatting list (F11) there are many more styles still. I installed the extension but do not see how to access it.

inJesus gravatar imageinJesus ( 2017-05-13 16:09:13 +0200 )edit

By default 'AltSearch' adds an extra toolbar. If hidden you can show it the same way as any toolbar. In addition a successful install of the .oxt should create a menu item 'Edit'>'Alt. Find & Replace...'.
Probably you need to close and to reopen LibO.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-05-13 16:20:55 +0200 )edit

Thank you. After restarting LO I found what you wrote. AltSearch lets us find only 6 paragraph styles ... I guess there simply is no better solution right now available?

inJesus gravatar imageinJesus ( 2017-05-13 20:05:34 +0200 )edit

AltSearch should allow any actually used paragraph style for search for - as does standard 'F&R'.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-05-13 21:19:31 +0200 )edit
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