Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Distribution: openSUSE 10.3, Yoper Linux 3.0 , Arch Linux 2007.08
Posts: 253

Rep: Reputation: 30
OOo-writer: Change All Paras of One Style to Another?

I have recently written a document in Open Office Writer, and most of the text ended up being of paragraph style "default". When I moved the document to another computer running a different distro, and a different version of Open Office as well, the font settings for "default" were different, and the document looked like hell. I am guessing that "default" may be different from release to release, and that means that if I distribute my document, people looking at it may see it formatted differently.

To fix this, I would like to take EVERY paragraph of style "default" and change to another new style that I will create which is a copy of the "default" settings that I want. However, I don't want to do this manually, a paragraph at a time. Is there a way to change EVERY para of one style to a different style?

Apologies if this is a dumb question, but I am fairly new to OO-writer and just can't figure it out. Thanks.
Old 02-22-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian stable
Posts: 5,893

Rep: Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351Reputation: 351
Click on Format, then Styles. You have two options: Catalog and Load. The catalog lists available styles and offers you the opportunity to create new styles or modify existing styles.
The OO help files can give you more info.
Old 02-23-2005, 12:53 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Distribution: openSUSE 10.3, Yoper Linux 3.0 , Arch Linux 2007.08
Posts: 253

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks, but I guess I wasn't clear enough in my question. I know how to create new styles - what I want to do is change all paragraphs that are currently style "a" into style "b". Is there a simple way to do this? Thanks!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to change mandrake style menu to kde style menu msalimane Mandriva 1 12-07-2004 01:16 PM
annoying OOo Writer auto-complete mapesju Linux - Software 1 11-18-2004 08:20 PM
How to change font size of OOo menus? bruno buys Linux - Software 0 09-12-2004 05:06 PM
-- is error in OOo writer demmylls Linux - Software 5 01-01-2004 12:12 PM
-- is error in OOo writer demmylls Linux - Software 1 01-01-2004 10:34 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration