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Have you set your template as your default template?

On Linux: Files/Templates/Manage Templates. Probably similar on Windows.

On 11/24/23 14:22, bunk3m wrote:

I'm using LO on Win11 and Mac.

I can't get the styles to work and stick in templates.  I've used styles
and templates in MS Word for 30 years before switching to LO in the past 5
years.  I've read the help, Writer User Guide and Designing with LO 2nd Ed.
and apparently have missed something conceptual as I can't get the styles
to stick within the templates.

I've created the styles in blank documents and then saved the document as a
template.I expected that the paragraph, font, list formats & styles that I
created would be saved in the template and reusable in subsequent documents
created from the templates.

But when I use the templates to create a new document, none of the
previously created styles are there.  I find I have to recreate all the
styles again as they aren't anywhere within the template.  So far it's been
a colossal waste of time.

I've found that all the "Youtube University" and User Guides are
superficial when it comes to styles.  My goal is to set up a set of
corporate styles that can be used by numerous people in our organization to
ensure consistency.

Can someone direct me to some more detailed documentation on how the styles
are supposed to work?  Perhaps with some more detailed documentation I can
figure out what or how these are supposed to work ... or file a bug reports.

Thank you in advance.

Eric Beversluis

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