Would like your opinion on the following.
When I'm make styles for a new template, I always create New styles,
usually with a common prefix in the name, to avoid some hypothetical
namespace conflict in the future, e.g. when copying or including parts
from one document to another.
I'm always wondering though whether it wouldn't be better to just modify
the Default styles instead of creating new ones? So for example, instead
of having an "Essay Para" style in Essay.ott and "Notes Para" in
Classnotes.ott, just modify "Text Body" or something in each template to
what I want the standard paragraph style to be for that template.
The possible utility of this has just occurred to me now I've started
fussing around with keyboard shortcuts for styles. Since shortcuts are
saved in LibreOffice (or at least in Writer) as opposed to along with
Templates or with individual documents, if I set a shortcut for e.g.
"Essay Para" for use with my Essay template, that shortcut key is
useless for working in any other template that doesn't have the "Essay
All my programming genes tell me to avoid namespace conflicts, inherit
and specialise, etc. And there other way of getting around the problem
above is to say that keyboard customisations in LibreOffice Writer ought
to be saved with the Template somehow, as opposed to being universal. I
certainly think there's something to be said for that.
What do y'all think? How do you manage and apply your templates and
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