The styles menu is the toolbar only contains initially a selection of commonly used paragraph styles.
As you use other styles in your document, these other styles are progressively added to the menu.
The problem is obviously to select “fresh” styles for the first time. The most comfortable way to do this is through the side style pane (
F11 if not already there). This style side pane offers various display possibilities largely superseding the toolbar menu:
- all (alphabetic order): equivalent to the menu, but including all defined styles
- used styles: same as the menu
- custom styles: only the styles you defined, does not show the built-ins
- hierarchical: shows the inheritance relationships between the styles, IMHO the most useful mode when you work methodically with styles
- hidden: those you hid to shorten the lists
- and many other selective filters
The main difference between the menu and the side pane is the style application mode: single click on the menu item, double-click in the style pane.
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