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2013-05-25 03:46:26 +0200 commented question How can one search & replace direct formatting with styles?

Oh, and I can't vote your answer up, BTW

2013-05-25 01:43:57 +0200 commented question How can one search & replace direct formatting with styles?

Version 4.0.1.2 Why would that matter? Does 4.0.3 fix it or something?

@David: That does sound like it does what I need. Thanks. I wonder why that has yet to be folded into the program.

I gave up on OO/LO macros quite a while back. They have cost me far more time than they ever saved; It's simply not a feature until I can trust it to consistently work. I'll probably tinker with it a whit, but not seriously.

2013-05-24 22:51:52 +0200 asked a question How can one search & replace direct formatting with styles?

I understand how to use Find/Replace to grab things based on text and even specific formatting conditions, as well, but not how to find specific formatting and apply an existing style. I have a number of documents that I'd like to repair the formatting in by switching them to styles.

They are consistently formatted. If I could search for a specific combination of font, text color, and size, and apply a selected style, I'd be done swiftly.

A workaround in Word would be a simple little macro in VB to apply the formatting per, but I can't get custom macros working worth a hang in LO, either, so I'm kinda stuck with doing this manually or fiddling around in the XML, which isn't going to hot... or going back to the dark side, I suppose.

Options? Thoughts?