[Libreoffice-ux-advise] named formatting attributs overwrite automatic formatting attributs (paragraph / character)
Rafael Rocha Daud
rrdaud at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 13:09:18 PDT 2012
This is intended behaviour. LibreOffice makes an assumption that when
you apply a style you want the paragraph to look like that, so it
overrides the direct formatting that had been applied to the whole
paragraph. The assumption works otherwise when the direct formatting was
affecting only a portion: you want the paragraph to look like the style,
but you want that portion to retain it's direct formatting.
Generally, direct formatting overrides styles, but they are not really
meant to be used in conjunction, but you still can if you want to. The
best thing to do in your specific case is to change the style itself so
it applies your bold atribute (or you may create a new style, based on
that one, to do that). The second best thing is to apply the direct
formatting after applying the style (but remember you will have to do
that for each paragraph you want that atribute in, and you will have to
re-do it if you later change the paragraph style again.
Hope that helps.
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:25:56 +0200
> From: Maxime de Roucy<mderoucy at linagora.com>
> Subject: Re: [Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Libreoffice] named formatting
> attributs overwrite automatic formatting attributs (paragraph /
> To: libreoffice-dev<libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Cc: Cor Nouws<oolst at nouenoff.nl>, ux-advise
> <libreoffice-ux-advise at lists.freedesktop.org>, caolanm at redhat.com
> Message-ID:<1333005956.1310.41.camel at max-desktop>
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> I have been ask to rewrite my mail with the term "direct
> formatting" (which means with the buttons) and "style formatting" (which
> means with the "Style and Formatting" window).
> So here it is :
> I am wondering, when I apply a direct character formatting attribut on a
> portion of text (not a whole paragraph) (for example I clic on bold in
> the "Formatting" toolbar) and then apply a style character formatting
> attribut on the same portion of text (for example "Internet Link"), the
> attributs are merged.
> When I apply a direct character formatting attribut to a paragraph (for
> example I clic on bold in the "Formatting" toolbar) and the apply a
> style paragraph formatting attribut (for example "Default") on the same
> paragraph, the style attribut overwrite the automatic one (the bold
> attribut disappear).
> For my part I think this should be fixed, I mean that both paragraph and
> character attributs should have the same behavior (overwriting or
> What do you think ?
> - am I wrong ? (Not my choice?)
> - Should the style paragraph formatting attribut be merge with the
> direct one ? (My first choice)
> - Should the style character formatting attribut overwrite the direct
> one ? (My second choice)
> Maxime de Roucy
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