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I think that the percentages that Mark showed are also present in 4.3.1. At
least that is my understanding. I have worked for an article to Elsevier
today and that had some problems, with headers relating to the main header
style. However, the main issue for me is that they want to have the
manuscript files as docx or doc and do not accept anything. However, as I
been an editor of an Ashgate Book Series years a go I find that somewhat
hard to understand. At my time also plain ascii was acceptable, typesetters
did not need word or any other  type of word processor file. Have times
changed? Scribus reads plain text and works better like that, so ...

Oh, well this goes to a private rant so I'll stop here.

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On 12 September 2014 20:56, Mark Bourne <> wrote:

Alex Thurgood wrote:

My experience on several occasions has unfortunately been that the
Default style in Writer has hard formatting characteristics which cause
application of Heading 3 not to work correctly, and it seems hard to be
able to ascribe any particular sequence of actions to make it
reproducible. I am not a styles expert by any means, but one would
expect the default styles to "work as designed".

Not sure if it's related, but I noticed a week or so ago that there seems
to be something slightly odd in the font sizes for the default heading
style definitions...

- Heading : size = 14 pt
  - Heading 1 : size = 130% (relative to parent style Heading)
  - Heading 2 : size = 115% (relative to parent style Heading)
  - Heading 3 : size = 14pt (fixed)
  - Heading 4 : size = 95%  (relative to parent style Heading)

So changing the size for the Heading style also flows through to the other
Heading X styles proportionately - except Heading 3 which is fixed at 14pt.
I think the intention is for that to be 100% relative to the parent style.

I've also found that attempting to explicitly set a style to 100% font
size actually has the effect of fixing it at the parent style's current
value at the time this setting is applied, rather than inheriting the value
from the parent. So that is possibly what someone has done in defining the
default Heading 3 style.

This is in 4.3.0. Will check in 4.3.1 and search for / report a bug when I
get a tuit of the circular variety...


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