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I don't believe I've heard of "structure markup style concept" and
I'm not sure I understand what you mean. I used WordPerfect for years
and could never quite get the hang of WP's styles, all the while I
took to Word's and OO's (now LO's) styles quite easily.

To put it simply:

Wordperfect (or e.g. Framemaker) styles allow to do "structure markup".

Word, OO and LO "styles" don't.

In essence, this boils down to the fact that all sane document
processing applications (whether Wordperfect, Framemaker or dozens
of others, LaTeX or anything that outputs structured XML) use nestable
open- and close-"tags", while Word and LO/OO don't.

The style concept of Wordperfect was so well designed that the original
developers (Wordperfect) even implemented an XML authoring application
(for structured XML, using real schemas and stylesheets, not spaghetti
garbage like the "Opendocument XML") that used the Wordperfect UI,
including the style editor. This application is even shipped with every
copy of Corel Office, it's just mentioned or documented nowhere.

The style concept of both Word and LO/OO however is so severely screwed
up that I've never ever seen a document that would have allowed to
re-use content in any other way (within the same application!) than by
copying and pasting it as unformatted text and then re-applying all
the formatting by hand. 

Unfortunately these days, people only "learn" with MS garbage and thus
they learn document processing exactly the wrong way.

And of course, the "reveal codes" view of Wordperfect at least allowed
to debug documents, while there is absolutely no way to do this with
Word or LO/OO documents. And I wish the source view in LyX was editable.



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