On 03/29/2014 08:01 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
On 3/28/2014 1:33 PM, Mark Bourne wrote:
That's odd... for me, using the default character style picks up the
font from the current paragraph style - so changing the paragraph
style should work. Perhaps you have a default template where the
paragraph style is initially set to something else, or the font is
set by direct formatting? So try ensuring the current paragraph style
is set to "Default Style", and do Format > Clear Direct Formatting.
Once you've fixed it, you can save the template (File > Save as
Template) and set it as default (File > New > Templates, select the
template, and click "Set as default").
If you can't fix the default template, or if it's easier to start
again from scratch, you should be able to reset it by going to File >
New > Templates > (cog icon) > Reset Default Template > Text Document.
I think I've discovered why I was messing up my character style fonts.
It has to do what (what I believe) is the unique way LO sets global
I've always controlled all of my formatting through my paragraph
styles, which I've carefully created on a hierarchical basis. Thus,
I've controlled my document fonts through the font in my Default
(paragraph) Style. All my other paragraph styles are (ultimately)
linked to Default, so I could control my document fonts by simply
changing my Default (paragraph) Style.
But, I found that changing the font in my default paragraph style did
*not* change the fonts in my character styles, which control such
things as Footnote Anchors, Footnote Characters, and the like. Now,
I've never really liked LO's character styles, but they do offer an
additional measure of control, if also mixed with a measure of
confusion. So, after changing the font in my default paragraph style,
I would have to then go into my character styles and change the fonts
in those that applied to my document.
But, while playing today, I found that, for fonts, there is a setting
that is deeper than the Default Paragraph Style. It is the Basic Fonts
setting found in the Tools>Options>Writer>Basic Fonts dialogs.
While knowing the Basic Fonts settings were available, I've always
ignored them, thinking they were for people who didn't use styles.
But, I discovered today that they will control the font in all styles
until those fonts are changed in the given style itself or through
direct formatting. That can be a great time saver, so long as I
remember *not* to change fonts in the styles unless I truly need a
font for a particular style that's different from the Basic Fonts
I'm not sure I like this design. I would prefer all default formatting
settings to be controlled in the default paragraph style itself,
including the default font. I've been using LO and its predecessors
all the way back to StarOffice, and this is the first I've realized
the way the program handles default fonts and the importance of the
Basic Fonts settings. I can only imagine how confusing this might be
for those who are reluctant to use styles and understand how they are
linked with the Basic Fonts.
So, going back to my earlier rant of there being too many ways of
doing things in office suite word processors, with LO, you can set
your document fonts (1) through the Basic Fonts in Options, (2)
through modification of a Paragraph Style, or (3) through modification
of Character Styles, or (4) through Direct Formatting. Imagine a
document being written through collaboration with several workers, all
using different methods, or worse yet, combining the methods. The
result would be a disaster.
Which version of LO are you using - and the OS please?
For 188.8.131.52 Deb-64 bit [from the LO download], I do not see this option
in the list. - "Tools>Options>Writer>Basic Fonts dialogs"
There are options that show font options but not names "Basic Fonts
Dialog" in my install of LO.
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