I am trying to clear formatting on word converted documents. There are two cases I am having trouble with
I am trying to remove explicit paragraph formatting from all footnotes so as to revert them to the style defined formatting.
If I use find and replace with paragraph styles option (or “alternative find and replace dialog”) to select all footnotes and then click on “Set Paragraph Style” in the toolbar and select “Clear formatting”, all character formatting (like italics) is removed as well. (Also, if I try to just select a new paragraph formatting through the Format->Paragraph menu, italics are also removed).
I was also trying to change certain character formatting without touching other character formatting. In this instance, I wanted to format all footnotes to Nimbus Roman 10pt, but selecting all footnotes as described under (1.) and changing the font type and size also removed all italics.
I’ve read various related questions, but could not glean a solution to my problems from them.
I am running LO 188.8.131.52 on Arch. Thanks.