Default Styles in Writer

Samuel Mehrbrodt s.mehrbrodt at
Thu Dec 6 03:10:40 PST 2012

Hi Cedric,

I don't want to remove "Default Style" completely, I just want to remove it
from the "Styles" ComboBox in the toolbar in Writer.
Sorry for being unclear.


2012/12/6 Cedric Bosdonnat <cbosdonnat at>

> Hello Samuel,
> On Thu, 2012-12-06 at 09:33 +0100, Samuel Mehrbrodt wrote:
> > I have submitted a patch changing the list of default Styles in the
> > Toolbar in Writer [1].
> >
> > Now, we [2] also wanted to remove the entry "Default Style" from the
> > list, but removing "Standard" in the code didn't do that.
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction where this is added?
> Removing that style is pretty tricky as it holds quite some things on
> its shoulders. Why not start by hiding it by default now that we can
> hide styles?
> There are several concerns with this removal:
>   * Display name of pooled styles is tightly bound with the display of
> the style in the "Styles & Formatting" dialog. You can't just remove it
> plainly as it would prevent to show the style when editing existing
> documents.
>   * This particular styles holds the styles configuration (See Tools >
> Options... dialog, LibreOffice Writer > Basic Fonts items.
>   * Almost all other paragraph styles are inheriting from this one
> What is so bad with this style? If you really want to remove pooled
> styles, start with the ListXXX paragraph styles.
> Regards,
> --
> Cedric
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