Tutorial on templates

Could someone kindly point me to an in depth tutorial on templates, styles, and outline numbering. Although I’ve been using computers for 30+ years I have just wasted an afternoon failing to get some form of style setup with outline numbering like this

1 Heading 1
body text
1.2 Heading 2
body text
1.3 Heading 2
1.3.1 Heading 3
body text
2 Heading 1
body text

I think I need a click by click tutorial as Writer has completely defeated me today.

Maybe I’m just missing something that must be obvious as I’m actually considering exporting the doc to some ‘other’ word processor to get some kind of sensible numbering working.

I am assuming that this is possible (without boiling an ocean).

Is there a way to reset to defaults to clear the mess I have made.



You may find Bruce Byfield’s new book, “Designing with LibreOffice”, interesting as well. It focuses on the use of styles and templates, mainly in Writer but with some info on Calc, Impress, and Draw. As well as LibreOffice, the book gives a great deal of background on the principles of design, using LibreOffice as its model. As such, it is complimentary to the existing LibreOffice manuals, and, I believe, was sponsored by the Document Foundation.

A PDF of the book, and/or a zip file of the chapter ODTs, can be downloaded free from the book’s website. If you prefer, you can buy a printed copy as I did at http://designingwithlibreoffice.com

See the tutorials section of forum.openoffice.org, especially

You will find many more goodies there. (If you want to register, add an OpenOffice version to the signature to pass the registration procedure.)

Thank you - I’ll check out those suggestions.

:slight_smile: Ken