Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||ability to create new presentation styles|
|Component:||formatting||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||elish, issues, rb.henschel|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0|
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 http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/office_guides/openoffice_impress_guide/openoffice_impress_Working_with_styles.html), 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. Problems: 1. Format - Styles and Formatting - Presentation Styles - right click Title style - no New... 2. Format - Styles and Formatting - Graphics Styles - no style is highlighted Suggestions: 1. add New... and redirect to View - Master - Slide Master Or 2. highlight the style according cursor location in order to aid user identifying the relevant linked with style AOO410m18(Build:9764) - Rev. 1589052 2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64 Debian