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Hi :)
Yes, that was exactly what i was talking about.  

In your example if we then changed the style called "default" from Liberation to Arial then the 
change would cascade through "text-body" and any other styles that were linked in that way.  
Changing from 12pt to 11pt would also ripple through, cascade through.  Linked headings would now 
be Arial and slightly smaller, perhaps dropping from 16pt to 14pt or from 48pt to 36pt or something 
like that.  I think.  it might be just that they keep the same font-size but might have only 
changed from Liberation to Arial.  

Many styles are linked by default. I think all the ones about numbered or un-numbered lists, and 
stuff like that is all linked to the text-bod or default (or one through the other).  I just don't 
know which ones are affected by which but so far haven't noticed anything unpleasant going on so 
it's obviously been done in a way that i would want it done.  

Occasionally (but very rarely) i've found some text in a wrong format with an apparently wrong 
style applied in a wrong way.  Usually cut&paste but pasting as unformatted text (and then re-apply 
the same style) has solved that.  

So although i haven't really read that chapter of the guide i still find the little i have gleaned 
from a quick glance at a small part of it has helped me hugely.  I really should read the rest!  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Joaquín Lameiro <>
To: Tom Davies <>; "" <>; Virgil 
Arrington <>; "" <> 
Sent: Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 9:46
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] A neat feature (base and related font sizes)

"Sadly i don't fully understand which ones cascade from which."

I don't know if I understand exactly what do you mean by "cascade". In Writer, one can set the 
properties of a style as "dependent" from other style (Writer calls this "linked"). For example, 
"text-body" is normally dependent from "default". The wiser thing to do, I think, is to set the 
minimal common values in "default" and then make other styles depend from "default". For example: 
Set "default" to Liberation Serif 12 normal style, 1,5 space between lines, etc. Then you can make 
a "text-body" style dependent on (linked with) "default", but you add indentation for the first 
line of each paragraph. Again, you want the first paragraph after a heading without indentation 
and with a big capital first letter: you make another "default-dependent" style, let's say "first 
paragraph", with all these additional features.

That about dependency among styles. Maybe that is what you call cascading.

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