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On 14/08/13 12:32 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 22:53 13/08/2013 +0100, Alastair Noname wrote:
I note I can modify the First Page style but what I think I need to do is create a new "first page" style called say "Home Address Letter" style. I don't know how the style properties for the first page are created but I presume I can modify the "First Page" style and save it as "Home Address Letter" Is that right?

o Open the Styles & Formatting window.
o Click on the Page Styles icon.
o Double-click on First Page. (This applies First Page page style to the page containing the cursor.) o Click on "New Style from Selection" and then "New Style from Selection". o Give your new style a name. You now have a copy of the First Page page style with your new name.
o Right-click on the new style in the list and select Modify... .
o Modify your new page style as required.

In fact I need two letter first pages, one for office and one for home so further help would be appreciated.

It would be easier to create one first page style in each of two separate templates, wouldn't it? You'd never want two first pages in one document.

The second question concerns fonts. I am used to having the font included within the style definition. Is this possible with LO?

Yes, but fonts are hardly page properties - so they are not a property of page styles. Fonts are a property of paragraph styles (and of character styles). Your templates will have default paragraph styles (perhaps Default or "Text body"?), and you can select a preferred font in each of those - or, indeed, in multiple paragraph styles.

Please correct me if I am wrong. LO does not have global styles, styles are stored in documents. Default styles are those in default documents. Hence your suggestion to have 2 different templates for each of the first page styles. When you load the template you get the styles in that template.

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