Using LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on Ubuntu 20.04LTS (Lubuntu, actually) and have a strange thing happening. I have set my “Default Style” to 9pt font size and thought that this would – throughout the book (I’m formatting a book) – switch things out to 9pt. (It was 11pt.)
Instead, some places are showing up as 9pt, others the previous default of 11pt.
Weirder, when I highlight a section that I want to be Default Style and click “Apply” it only changes alternating paragraphs…not the whole section that’s highlighted.
To explain further as some people think I’m just mixing up direct and style formattings:
No, to my knowledge, I am NOT using direct formatting.
I have a number of styles set up that initially were for a book that was 6x9". Things like “Chapter Title” and “Default Style” and “Letter script” and “Copyright page” and so on.
The entire document was then swiped and formatted according to those various styles. Some were page styles, for instance, I don’t want a page number to show on certain pages, but DO want it on others. Others were Paragraph styles.
The only direct formatting done was here and there to adjust kerning and scoot a word up to the previous line or extend it further, eliminating widows and orphans and such. But that was not adjusting of the style, and it wasn’t every other paragraph.
Then, to do the version of the book that’s 5.25x8" I was leaving the text as is, and just adjusting the fonts and such to fit a smaller page. Obviously, a title that looks great at 24pts for 6x9" looks too big for a 5.25x8" book.
When I got to the main text body, I noticed this weird thing happening with some paragraphs still retaining the old font-size. If I go to a page I can click into the paragraph and by double clicking, apply to ONLY SOME of the paragraphs, the Default Style. But only some. The ones that are frozen stay at 11pt until I either “Clear Direct Formatting” or manually switch it to 9pt.
I suspect, from looking at it, that somehow, buried in there, is a option that I perhaps used accidentally to (if this exists!!) switch automatically from one style to another at the end of a paragraph. I could see this being very useful if I were writing a screenplay, where I could start with the Character Name style, hit enter, and automatically shift to a “Action” style, then “Action” shifts automatically to “Dialog,” each with different margin settings and so on. If so, if this option even exists, then perhaps that’s what’s happening – there’s some code there (that I can’t see) that’s saying “Switch to the old Default Style” and keeping the changes from happening.
Either that, or perhaps this is some weird artifact from it being saved in .doc form, as it was, at one point, in .doc form.
I know I did not go through alternating paragraphs and change them to 11pt font directly.
I know that I was not using different font sizes or styles paragraph by paragraph in the document. Anyone out there know what’s going on and how I can fix it?
Thank you in advance for any help. As suggested, I’m uploading a bit so you can see what I’m talking about.