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Hi "dlt101",

dlt101 schrieb:
1. When editing an existing presentation, I notice that some of the text
boxes use "Presentation" styles and others use "Graphics" styles. Why?

That are different kind of objects. Presentation objects are bound to the master. So changing the master will change the appearance of the presentation objects. Graphics are independent of the master.

Quite often I am unable to change a text box using the styles. I select all
the text in the box, apply "Default Format" double click the style. Yet it
may ignore the format or do something else entirely.

You use Format > Default Formatting?

You cannot assign an arbitrary style to a presentation object, but you can only change the existing style. For to get a entire different style, you have to use a new master.

 Does not seem at all
consistent or predictable.  Why?

Because you cannot conclude from the appearance of an element what element it is. Have a look into the status bar. It has really good information about the object you are actually working on. The inconsistent you notice might be a difference between different kind of objects. On the other side, I'm sure that a UI always can be improved. Unfortunately many things in a UI are not absolutely "goog" or "bad", but depend on the skill of the user and the fields of use.

3. Often when I click on the Bullets icon it
has no effect. I have to use "Format Bullets" to get a bullet list. Why?

Not all style features are available for all kind of objects, because the objects have different purpose.

And sometimes there is an error in the application. But to investigate that, you need to give an example document and a detailed description, of what you do, what you expect, and what you really get.

Kind regards

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