Styles in Writer
The Video "Styles in Writer - V6" links to this page here, which offers further information and details.
This description refers to the version LibreOffice 6.
The Originals ″Aufgabe_Formatvorlagen″ and ″Protokoll_Übungsdatei″ in German language come from the Author (License CC-BY-SA): Ellen Pape, E-Mail: email@example.com
Please refer: Writer-Übungen Teil 1, Arbeiten mit Formatvorlagen
An already written "Protocol model school" protocol is used for this task.
The protocol will be formatted with styles.
It should look better after formatting.
- P = protocol
- TC = teachers' conference
- IA = item of the agenda
- P_Header (Protocol Header)
- P_IA (Protocol item of the agenda)
- P_Text (Protocol text)
Link to the Video
The order in the video is slightly different.
Link to the Video:
With the help of format templates, it is shown how the protocol is quickly put into the best possible form.
Open the File
You can use the existing protocol ″Protocol model school″. Now open the File.
There in the toolbar ″Formatting″ is showing the Format style "Default Style":
"Default Style" means that the text has the "Default" style. You will now change that.
For this you first create the new styles.
(Sidebar on/off with Ctrl+F5)
Note: For the following tasks (Part 1 to 7), you need an overview of the styles in the sidebar that you receive via Menu: ▸ or Ctrl+F5.
Create, modify and assign styles
Part 1 – create style P-Header
For the formatting of the protocol header, you will now create a new style "P-Header".
Right-click on the style "Heading". Click then on, then on tab "Organiser" and enter name P-Header.
Give the new style the properties the header should receive:
Fontsize: 14 pt
Font colour: black
Spacing: Above paragraph 0,0 cm and Below paragraph 0,3 cm.
Part 2 – create style P-IA
Create a new style "P-IA". (right-click on ″Heading″, then on, then on tab ″Organiser″ and enter name P-IA)
In style, specify the properties to be obtained for the item of the agenda:
Fontsize: 14 pt
Font colour: Light Blue 2
Spacing: Above paragraph 0,4 cm and Below paragraph 0,2 cm.
Then click on
Part 3 – create style P-Text
Now, starting from style ″Text Body″, create the "P-Text" style.
Click on "Text Body" with the right mouse button and choose, then on tab ″Organiser″ and enter name P-Text.
Give the new style the properties the text should receive:
Fontsize: 11 pt
Spacing: Above paragraph 0.0 cm and Below paragraph 0.2 cm.
Part 4 – modify style P-IA
The style "P-IA" should be provided with numbers:
- Right-click on the style "P-IA".
- Then select . Then in the Dialog box ″Paragraph Style: P_IA″ choose the tab ″Outline & Numbering“.
For Numbering/Numbering style, select: Numbering 123.
As soon as you press, all items of the agenda change.
Part 5 - Remove all hard line breaks
Remove all hard line breaks feeds or returns, as they are unnecessary as a space between paragraphs.
Part 6 - Clear Direct Formatting
In the Menu click▸ .
The click in the Menu▸ or with the keys Ctrl+M.
Part 7 - Assign styles
Now, the header, the items of the agenda, and the text are each assigned the style, as follows.
Move the cursor to the header or paragraph (if the sidebar is not visible, open it with Ctrl+F5 and double-click on the desired style.
Part 7.1 – P_Header assign to the header
Mark the header.
Double-click on the style ″P_Header″.
Part 7.2 – P_IA assign to the items of the agenda
Mark each items of the agenda. Double-click on the style ″P_IA″.
Part 7.3 – P_Text assign to the text
Mark each text. Double-click on the style ″P_Text″.
Do exercises on your own
Try applying alternative values in the styles.
Especially for styles with Indents and Spacing - Spacing Above paragraph respectively Below paragraph.
Note: The exercise is deliberately chosen in this process. In daily use, you can save some steps by first formatting the entire text with the "P-Text" style. And then bring the Protocol header and the items of the agenda into the appropriate form.
Used working documents
The working documents can be downloaded here:
- Exercise - Working with styles in Writer V6.4
- Protocol model school V6.4
- Protocol model school V6.4_Solution
- "Format styles settings"
Documentation / Manuals
Here you will find the Documentation / Manuals:
For questions on this topic go to:
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