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On 10/19/2012 10:44 AM, charles meyer wrote:
Hi Folks,

I'm new to Libre Office but I read how you can create your own default
font style and size so a blank document will open to that default
style and size.

I'm trying to set Libre Writer so that when I open a saved plain text
(.txt) file it opens to my created default style and size.

Right now it opens to Preformatted Text - Courier New 10 point.

I've visited Styles and Formatting and right clicked on Preformatted
Text and chosen Modify and changes the font to Bookman Old 12 point
and clicked Apply, then OK.

I then reopened Preformatted Text style and it indeed displays my
chosen font and size.

However, still when I open a saved plain text file it opens to
Preformatted Text but with Courier New 10 point - not the Bookman Old
12 point I chose and saved.

Would anyone know if you can open saved plain documents to a desired
font style and size or are you always stuck with Courier New 10 point
whenever you open a plain text file?

I know I can highlight all the text in the opened plain text file and
chosoe the Default style and it will change back to my desired font
and style but is there any way of ensuring any plain text files will
open to a desired font stye?

Thank you so much,


I do not remember that you can save a font style and such in a plain text file.

How did you set up the "Styles and Formatting" to open plain text files to Bookman Old? I do not remember how this is done or if it can be done for the "default" font used on opening a specific mime-type file for .txt or such.

my 3.5.7 - 64-bit DEBs install gives me:

   save as "text" - DejaVu Sans Mono

   save as "text encoded" - Times New Roman - which was the font that
   it was in when I saved the document.

So "Text Encoded" should keep the text font/style you used for the document and save it as a ".txt" mime type or file extension type.


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