I believe that the fresh installation of LO Writer Version: 188.8.131.52 has some strange behavior:
Starting with a document that is formatted as Text Body, I then insert some lines of text which are formatted as Headings (1, 2, etc). The OLD behavior was that pressing Enter starts a new paragraph underneath, resets the formatting from current Heading to Text Body, and then formats the text as Text Body.
New (buggy) behavior is that paragraph underneath still gets called “Text Body” EXCEPT IT CARRIES FORMATTING OF THE HEADING ABOVE IT (text is larger, bold, etc). Selecting text and specifying it to be Text Body HAS NO EFFECT. The only way to “fix” the formatting that alleges it is “Text Body” is to keep selecting other formatting types (such as Heading 3), and keep trying to then apply “Text Body” formatting. What used to be a milli-second operation now takes me 20 seconds to resolve FOR EVERY HEADING THAT I INSERT.
Linux Mint 19.3 LO Writer Version: 184.108.40.206
[UPDATE] The template was somehow at fault, not LO. See accepted answer and generally suggested editing behavior:
- Use built-in headings to apply “heading” information to a document.
- To change how “headings” look, DO NOT edit their formatting directly, but edit their style instead.