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On 10/24/2020 11:12 AM, Michael H wrote:
I think what you want is "clear direct formatting." In LO 6.3 this is on the right-click menu for each object in a page, but it doesn't show up when you have multiple objects selected, and it doesn't show up when you select the page on the page browser.

It would be nice if 'clear local overrides' was programmable to a key in 'customize keyboard' but I don't see it there.

Thank you for the suggestion, but I don't think it works on my problem. When I right click on a text box on a slide and then click "Clear Direct Formatting" it clears the formatting of the text itself (boldface, italics, etc.), but it doesn't seem to have any effect on the geometry of the text box that holds the text. When I edit a master slide, usually what I am editing is the layout, meaning the placement and size of text boxes on the slide. When I apply the edited master slide to all slides, there are always some slides that don't accept the changes, while others do.

I have tested this on several different slide presentation files, starting from scratch in each case. I have been careful *not* to apply any direct changes to text box geometry on individual slides before editing the master slide. Even so, after editing the master slide, the changes are never applied to all slides in a presentation and clicking "Clear Direct Formatting" doesn't seem to help.


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 3:06 PM Cuyahoga Falls < <>> wrote:

    As a college professor, I use slide presentations daily. I have
    used a
    variety of solutions including LaTeX/Beamer, Markdown/Slidy, and
    LO Impress.

    Impress is obviously very full-featured and easy to use with its
    user interface. However, I have been bothered by what appears to be a
    strange behavior in Impress.

    There are times when, after creating a slide presentation with 15
    to 20
    slides, I find I need to edit something globally, such as the size or
    shape of a text box on the slides. To do this, I go into the
    Master Slide and make my changes. I then click to apply the Master
    to all slides, but then when I go back into the slide presentation, I
    find that my changes are only applied to some, but not all of the
    slides. I then find myself having to go into each slide to reapply
    same changes on a slide-by-slide basis that I had tried to apply
    globally by changing the Master Slide.

    I'm finding that, when working with Impress, I have to carefully
    all of my slide formatting *before* composing my content, because
    if I
    have to change formatting later, I have no assurance that the changes
    will take effect globally. This is obviously the opposite of the
    behavior in LaTeX or Markdown, where the formatting can be
    designed at
    any point in the process with predictable results.

    Has anyone else noticed this behavior? Is this a bug, or can anyone
    suggest anything I might do differently?

    I am currently using LO on Windows 10, but I have noticed
    behavior for years on a variety of LO versions on both Windows and


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