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Hi Dave,

Dave Liesse schrieb:
As an end user, I'd like to ask one follow-up question to your third
point.  This is an "I don't understand" type of question, by the way,
not a challenge.

Are you implying that if I want to, say, indent one paragraph with no
other changes, I should create a new style for that?  Seems like a lot
of work since it can be done with one mouse clicks (or, if I ever get
around to learning how to create shortcut keys, one keystroke
combination) plus navigating to the paragraph.

(Just for the record, the indent and outdent keystrokes are probably the
thing I miss most from MS Word, and there's not much that I miss.)

Your change in format has a textual reason. Therefore it is likely, that this is not the only paragraph, where you have to use this format. So yes, you should make a style from it. But that is very easy and quickly done: Do all formatting you want to this paragraph as direct (hard) formatting. Then from the drop down list of the right button in the Styles&Formatting window choose "New Style from Selection". Enter the name of the new style, OK. That's all.

The item says 'from Selection', but for a paragraph style there is no need to select something. It is sufficient, that the cursor is inside the paragraph.

The new style has as parent the old style of the paragraph. It contains only those settings, which you have applied in addition. Therefore it fits well into the parent-child hierarchy.

The new style is applied to this paragraph and the formats you had applied are removed as direct formatting. Therefore the formatting of this paragraph will adapt too, if you later on modify the style.

Kind regards

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