Styles in Writer

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The following information concerns Writer styles that you can apply using the Styles and Formatting window.

If you want, you can edit the styles of the current document, and then save the document as a template. To save the document as template, choose File - Templates - Save.

Style Category

These are the different categories of formatting styles.

Name Description
Character Styles Use Character Styles to format single characters, or entire words and phrases. If you want, you can nest Character Styles.
Paragraph Styles Use Paragraph Styles to format paragraphs, including the font type and size. You can also select the paragraph style to apply to the next paragraph.
Frame Styles Use Frame Styles to format text and graphic frames.
Page Styles Use Page Styles to organize the structure of the document, and to add page numbers. You can also specify the page style to apply to the first page that follows after a page break.
List Styles Use List Styles to format numbered or bulleted lists.

Style Groups

These are the style groups that you can display in the Styles and Formatting window.

Name Meaning
Automatic Displays styles appropriate to the current context.
All Styles Displays all styles of the active style category.
Applied Styles Displays the styles (of selected category) applied in the current document.
Custom Styles Displays all user-defined styles in the selected style category.
Character Styles Displays formatting styles for text.
Chapter Styles Displays formatting styles for headings.
List Styles Displays formatting styles for numbered or bulleted lists.
Index Styles Displays formatting styles for indexes.
Special Region Styles Displays formatting styles for headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, tables, and captions.
HTML Styles Displays a list of styles for HTML documents.
Conditional Styles Displays the user-defined conditional styles.
Hierarchical Displays the styles in the selected category in a hierarchical list. To view the styles in a sublevel, click on the plus sign (+) next to the sublevel name.