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On 10/19/2012 11:23 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 12:08 19/10/2012 -0400, Dan Lewis wrote:
From: Charles Meyer
Sent: Friday, 19 October 2012, 15:44
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?

Stop and think about your question. If Writer were to do what you wanted, it would do this for all text files. That means you might later create a text document with several custom styles in it. Opening this document in Writer would remove all these styles. This is not a good idea.

I think you've missed the point here. The questioner is asking about opening *plain* text files. Yes: he wants to control the automatic paragraph style which Writer chooses for all plain text files opened in this way. The text files containing custom styles that you are describing are formatted text (Writer) files - probably in .odt format. (No doubt he will save his new documents in that format after he has edited them.) Opening such .odt documents does not impose Preformatted Text paragraph style on anything, of course.

Brian Barker
Perhaps I did miss the point. So, here is another thought. Open the desired template which creates an untitled document with its styles. Then Insert > File. Browse to the text document. Click Open. In my case, the plain text was formatted with the desired format. There must be a difference of how LO handles a text file when it opens it vs when it inserts it.


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