(continued 2) … the possibility to mark a sequence with more than one character style (as can be done in Quark XPress®), e.g. a sequence may be marked up as “comment” and I want to put “emphasis” on a word without losing the “comment” markup. Presently I solve the issue with another character style merging both original ones (not satisfactory).
Similarly, I’d like to be able to negate an attribute: Emphasis is usually coded “bold”, but if base style of paragraph style is already “bold”, typographic rules say this emphasis should revert to “Roman”. Can’t be done today in Writer apart from creating a “complementary” style.
Despite these shortcomings, I haven’t experienced the random non-updates, probably because I struggle to avoid direct formatting. As I wrote, it is not very user-friendly while typing but it is rewarding on editing.