I apologize for taking days to reply. As I noted to Harald, I had to get through a week's
emergencies to be able to think about what you both had written.
On 2022-10-02 10:01, Michael H wrote:
If you save your document as .fodt - Flat Opendocument, you can then open the document in a plain
text editor and see exactly what each style does. That is you'll be able to see the underlying XML
Thanks. I did so. It was instructive, but what I learned most (in a couple hours of study) was to
get a sense of how much time I might need to build tools to parse a Writer file (which I presume
you have done already) -- and I just do not have the much time now, or even this year. (It would be
rewarding to return to that someday.)
However, regarding the specific question of inheritance (from "-None-" or from "No Character
Style"), your answer was particularly helpful:
- ... "none" means you get the "create new style" dialogs with no parent style filled in. This
means the character style definition will be more complete, and rely less on the parent style.
Yes, that I understood.
- the "No Character Style" option while typing doesn't insert XML for a character style, but moves
the editing cursor after the already open Character style if you're at the end, or creates an end/open for
the style if there are more visible characters and leaves the cursor in between these tags.
If I select "No Character Style" as the parent of a Character style, do I not get the same effect as
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