At 16:34 15/08/2013 +0100, Alastair Noname wrote:
Ok but what puzzles me is that in Styles & Formatting window, Page
Styles tab, there are 10 or so styles listed, including the "first
page" to which you referred me earlier.
Er, they are the default page styles which come with the product.
What I had intended to do was create a new "first page" page style
from it, and save as say "letter_first_page" so that it appeared in
this list when I next opened it. I could then import that into two
new documents which I would edit to further to create the two
templates I need at present.
You want this in two templates. (Actually, I suspect you want
*different* first page styles in each of two templates.) You can
create it in one and then import it (using "Load Styles...) into the
other. Job done. Why are you choosing to create it in a third
document first? Did you then save your third document? If so, your
new style is there. If not, you have destroyed your work before you
attempted to use it. I don't think you can add to the default set of
styles. You can store new styles in documents and you can store them
in templates (even the default template) - which is much the same as
having them in the default set.
Meanwhile I find I have created a template which looks OK starting
with all defaults I assume and to which I have added a header. When
I tried to change the style to "first page" so that the header would
not appear on the second page, the header that I had typed vanished
and I was presented with a blank header!
I'm not clear which page you set to have this style or what Next
Style you have set for any of your styles, so I cannot guess what you
are doing here. But headers are a property of page styles, so if you
change the style of any page - whether directly or as a result of a
change to some preceding page - you will get the header of that new
style instead of what you had before. That's exactly why you would
choose to change the style, of course!
I shall keep trying.
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