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       A simple solution - my method - is to merely type whatever then add
whatever options as I go along;
            this saves time in that I know what's what.

       If you set these templates, then decide that the title should be
smaller, or wish to set off some quote, or add some footnote, ... ... ...
then you're stuck with whatever the template wants.

       I basically did/do the same thing when writing HTML - in fact, now,
I have quite a lengthy page of HTML code which I apply whenever necessary -
sure saves time having to remember what's what.

       Just some thoughts from the KIS corner  ;-)

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Holger Schmithüsen <> wrote:


When I create a new Writer document, each element I enter in the document
(like a heading or paragraph) adds new elements to
<office:automatic-styles> in "content.xml", even though I do not use any
direct formatting. So, selecting style "Title", entering the title, then
selecting "Text Body" and entering a paragraph creates the following
automatic styles in "content.xml":

<style:style style:name="P1" style:family="paragraph"
<style:text-properties officeooo:paragraph-rsid="**00063317"/>
<style:style style:name="P2" style:family="paragraph"
<style:text-properties officeooo:paragraph-rsid="**00063317"/>
<style:style style:name="T1" style:family="text">
<style:text-properties officeooo:rsid="00063317"/>

and the actual content:

<text:p text:style-name="P2"><text:**span text:style-name="T1">This is my
<text:p text:style-name="P1"><text:**span text:style-name="T1">This is a
text body paragraph.</text:span></text:**p>

Now, I can delete the unwanted direct formatting by clicking "Format -
Clear direct formatting". Then, the content looks as nice and clean:

<text:p text:style-name="Title">This is my title</text:p>
<text:p text:style-name="Text_20_body"**>This is a text body

However, this removal of unnecessary direct formatting is not very
appropriate, as I sometimes do have direct formatting (a subscript for
Is it possible to suppress Writer's behaviour of defining those
meaningless automatic styles? And if not, is it possible to get rid of only
the meaningless direct formatting, i.e. those <style:style> elements, that
do not contain any formatting attributes?

I'm using LibreOffice Version

Thanks for your help,

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