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On 16/08/13 04:33, Brian Barker wrote:
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

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.


Brian Barker

Hi Brian,
OK but your "I don't think you can add to the default set of styles." does explain why I had a problem. I had assumed one could create custom styles and park them with the default set. Now I know this is not possible I shall just go ahead and create my templates as you suggest.
Many thanks for all your help.

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