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Andrew Brager wrote:

Most of the time when I create a new document I want to set the Title style on the first
line/paragraph.  So, I go to the little dropdown box at the top on the left, where
"common" styles are selected (what I'm calling the "default style selection list - for
lack of a better known alternative") and Title is not there.  So, I click on "more...".
This brings up the Styles & Formatting dialog with 20 (Paragraph) styles listed.  None of
them are Title.

 From there, I have a choice, I can click on the drop down menu at the bottom of that
dialog followed by clicking on "hierarchical", head down to Headings and choose Title

My other option is to click on one of the icons at the top of the Styles & Formatting
dialog and then click back to the Paragraph icon, at which point it displays an extended
list of styles, perhaps 100... and if I scroll down that list nearly to the bottom Title
is listed and I can select it.

Once I select Title it gets added to the first dropdown box I mentioned (top left) and
from then on for the life of that session I can select Title from that drop down box.

Whenever I open a new document, I have to start that process all over again.  Considering
that I pretty much always use Title, I'd like to know if there's a way to make it stay in
that dropdown box between sessions (i.e. forever).

Thank you in advance.


I think your subject points to what you want: the term "Default". You need a default template with the styles you use regularly. What you need to do is to create a Writer document with the styles that you want to use. You will need to use an empty line for each paragraph style you want and apply a style on each line. You also need to look at Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Paths. There Templates has two paths listed separated by a semi-colon. The latter is the path where you want to save your document as a template. Then save the document as a template using the second template path. (*.ott This is one of the formats available when saving a file.) File > Templates > Organize Templates. Double click the My Templates folder to open it. Your template should appear under My Templates folder. If not, right click My Templates and select, Import Templates. Browse to where you saved your template, and select it. Now it should be visible. Now, right click your template. Select Set as Default. Close LO. Any time you open Writer, you will be using the template you have just created. Title will be available all the time.


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