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At Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:12:36 +0100 Brian Barker wrote:
On 2015-08-29 21:34, Philip Rhoades wrote:

I know about the "Clear Formatting" commands but that removes ALL
formatting - I just want to remove page and paragraph formatting and
leave character attributes alone eg italics, bold etc - is it possible
to do that somehow?

You cannot remove page and paragraph formatting, since every page and
every paragraph has to have some format or other. But you can reset
these to some other value or default.

The only page formatting in a Writer document is page style formatting,
so you need just to modify the page style(s) in your document or to
apply a suitable page style - perhaps Default - to all your material.
Open the Styles and Formatting window, put the cursor in turn into each
range of pages with a particular style, and double-click the Default
style on the Page Styles panel.

Your paragraph formatting may be paragraph formatting or paragraph style
formatting, but resetting paragraph style formatting seems to trump
paragraph formatting, so is all you need to attend to. Open the Styles
and Formatting window, select all the material, and double-click the
Default style on the Paragraph Styles panel.

I trust this helps.

Thanks for that info - it did help - I am producing short stories consisting of standard paragraphs for inserting into a templated xhtml file - so I need to get rid of most of the formatting. What I have ended up doing is:

- Use your method to get rid of some of the junk from submitted short stories
- Export to an xhtml file
- Use pandoc to convert to Markdown file format (which removes the rest of the junk I don't need) - Use pandoc to convert back to an xhtml file format which is almost ready to insert into the xhtml template


Philip Rhoades

PO Box 896
Cowra  NSW  2794

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