Issue 106112

Summary: ability to create new presentation styles
Product: Impress Reporter: mikelward <mikel>
Component: formattingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Minor    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues, rb.henschel
Version: OOo 3.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description mikelward 2009-10-20 21:36:50 UTC
I needed to create a new style for pre-formatted text (computer program code).

I opened the Styles and Formatting toolbox, and there was a "New Style" button in 
the top right, but it was grayed out, both when there was no selection and if I 
had selected some text.

The original template I used was a PowerPoint file.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-10-21 08:13:51 UTC
You must have selected one of the predefined presentation style objects. Please
try to insert a new textbox with the texttool from the drawing toolbar, the "New
Style" button will become active.
Comment 2 mikelward 2009-10-28 01:02:33 UTC
I'm not talking about things like Title, Outline 1, Outline 2, etc.  I should be
able to create a new one of those.

Apparently OpenOffice calls those presentation styles.  I assume you were
talking about graphics styles, wg.

Since this seems to be a known limitation (according to,
I've changed the type from DEFECT to ENHANCEMENT.

But it's definitely not a WORKSFORME as far as I see it.
Comment 3 mikelward 2009-10-28 01:03:23 UTC
"I'm not talking about things like Title, Outline 1, Outline 2, etc.  I should be
able to create a new one of those."

Sorry, I *am* talking about things like Title, Outline 1, Outline 2, etc. :-)
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2009-10-28 09:02:41 UTC
Comment 5 clippka 2009-10-28 11:57:45 UTC
To solve your issue to create a new style for pre-formatted text you can and
should create a graphics style.

This is simple, either select the graphic styles in the stylist ("Styles and
Formatting" floater ) and use "new" from the context menu.

Or create a new text shape (do not use a title or outline shape from one of the
presentation layouts, use the text tool with the T icon ). Put some text in it,
press esc. and then format as you like it using the toolbars.

Open up the stylist with F11 if it is not yet open, the 'Default' graphic style
should be selected. Use the "New Style from Selection" button at the top right
of the stylist.

If this does not help you please explain why you thing you can't work with a
graphic style and need a presentation style.
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2009-10-28 19:00:37 UTC
You get different presentation objects by using different masters. The
presentation objects are always called 'Subtitle' or 'Outline 1' etc, but you
can style them different.
Comment 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-05-02 14:25:25 UTC
Example: cursor in slide title in order to create a new title style.
1. Format - Styles and Formatting - Presentation Styles - right click Title style - no New...
2. Format - Styles and Formatting - Graphics Styles - no style is highlighted
1. add New... and redirect to View - Master - Slide Master
2. highlight the style according cursor location in order to aid user identifying the relevant linked with style

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