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2013/7/13 Pablo Dotro <>

On 11/07/13 07:50, Virgil Arrington wrote:

Once you apply your style, you can clear any direct formatting by
selecting the text and hitting <Ctrl-M>. Everything should then snap to the
style-controlled formatting.


I've seen a case when this not always work. If you apply some direct
formatting (i.e. bold something by hand), then apply some charactery style,
then a paragraph style (with the format you really wanted in the first
place)... what you get is a mix of applied formatting that almost never
corresponds to the style you wanted. If you clear the direct formatting
there, it does not reset completely. You have to also remove the applied
character style to get the text to respond completely to the paragraph
It's annoying, but It could be considered a feature, not a bug ;-)

Well, it IS a feature. The direct formatting is *only* the direct
formatting: done using the toolbar buttons, or directly by doing right
click on the text and changing paragraph/characters here. Removing direct
formatting will *not* remove paragraph styles nor character styles since
they are, well, styles, not direct formatting.

It can get confusing, but you just have to remember that there is multiple
"layers" ​​of formatting applied to the text: paragraph styles, then
character styles, then direct formatting (don't ask me where the
conditional formatting goes).

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