Normally it is enough to solely rely on visual display and actual appearance of regions such as paragraphs, words, frames for a user to discern which styles are applied and where because styles are usually named with inherent properties. For example, you can quickly see that a red/bold style may be applied for items items which appear as red/bold…
However in normal editing you it seems it is not possible to easily see which regions have which style names applied to them (at a glance) or easily discern whether similar small sections of font have a specific style applied or which have direct formatting applied instead of style bearing similar properties. It is easy enough to individually select the region and reconcile this manually.
Assuming such an ability is not available in LibreOffice, this could help users develop style consistency throughout their documents to more easily recognise areas with direct formatting and reconcile them to styles, for example doing a search and replace (alternative) based on formatting then applying a similar newly created style to that selection.
This is also useful in large documents where very similar styles are not easily discernable and it can be difficult to concisely and accurately reflect style properties in is name.
So to break this down a bit I pose two questions.
Are there any methods, comments, or guidance on how visually locate areas/regions of:
- direct formatting
- areas/regions of document identified with their respective styles listed on the page.