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Hi Jaron, hi Paulo!

Maybe some additional hints ...

Am Sonntag, den 13.02.2011, 13:34 -0500 schrieb Jaron Kuppers:
Assuming that I'm a really newbie to the Impress advanced usage
almost now I discovery the master slide feature), I accept your help
pleasure! Well, my first questions are:
* What is the best step-by-step to setup all the styles of boxes in
template? I mean, which the differences between use Styles in a
Slide and in
Master pages.

In theory, if you change text in the master slide (ex: you change the
in Level 2 outline text) it should also change the "Outline 2" text
Additionally, changing an outline style (ex: the font change to Level
will change all the higher level outline styles (3-9 will also have a
change) since the styles are linked. 

Most of the style weirdness within Impress is based on the fact, that
both Impress mimics the behavior of PowerPoint, and it tries to behave
like the other LibreOffice applications.

Thus, if you look at the stylist, there are:
      * Graphic Styles: To be used like normal styles (equal to Draw).
        Those are not related to master pages, but changes affect the
        _whole_ presentation.
      * Presentation Styles: Equal the objects of master pages. If you
        change those, the formatting of the objects of the currently
        applied master page will be changed. Thus, they do not affect
        the whole presentation.

If you use the Master Page View, then the page shows some objects (e.g.
the outline). If you change the formatting of those objects, then the
Presentation Styles are changed as well - this is different to the
"Normal" view when editing the presentation content. But, not all of the
objects are shown - "Subtitle" for example is only available via the

Also important, some of the "settings" from within the Master Page View
are applied globally (for all slides using the current Master Page), but
are not part of the Stylist: the size and the position of the master
page objects (Title Area, Object Area, ...).

By the way: Presentation Styles, Background Objects refer to things like
page number, footer, ... but some of the settings are not stored
(according to my experience).

Does this clarify the behavior of Impress a bit? Comments
appreciated :-)


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