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On 09/13/2016 06:54 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:

I found my documents (LO) accumulated a pile of rubbish, styles, etc. from documents I import from. Copy/pasting from word docs copies the styles into the LO doc. When I merge content from multiple documents (.doc, .docx, .odt, PDFs) into my documents I use an intermediary document to cleanse the copy/pasted content and apply the styles I want before copy/pasting again into my final document and this way my final document only has the look and styles I want.


This post gave me an idea to look at the find command (Edit > Find and Replace... or Ctrl-F) dialog to see if it would search for a particular style. I discovered that it does, under More Options! I ran some tests and it does highlight the text with the selected style. This could be a way to find and change those pesky imported styles. When all are changed to the wanted style, then one could delete the now unused style. I discovered long ago that LO will not delete a style which is in use (duh). Finding all of them had been my problem until now. Possibly selecting a new style and "Replace All" may solve your problem, or at least make it less labor-intensive.


Girvin Herr

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