Apply an existing character style to selected text.

A character style is a template which is used to define the styling for a character in LibreOffice Writer. A character style can be applied to a character and the character will take up the styling properties defined by that character style.

To apply an existing character style to selected text, first of all select the text to which the character style needs to be applied and then click on ‘Format’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Styles and Formatting’. This will open the ‘Styles and Formatting’ toolbar menu at the right side of the document.


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After this, click on the ‘Character Styles’ icon to display the different character styles available in LibreOffice Writer in a list format. This icon has been highlighted in the below given illustration. Now we have a list of all the different character styles available. Double-click on the required character style from this list and this will apply this style to the selected text in the document.
Styles

Apply an existing paragraph style to one or more paragraphs.

A character style is a template which is used to define the styling for a character in LibreOffice Writer. A character style can be applied to a character and the character will take up the styling properties defined by that character style.

To apply an existing paragraph style to one or more paragraphs, first of all select the paragraphs to which the paragraph style needs to be applied and then click on ‘Format’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Styles and Formatting’. This will open the ‘Styles and Formatting’ toolbar menu at the right side of the document.

After this, click on the ‘Paragraph Styles’ icon to display the different paragraph styles available in Writer in a list format. This icon has been highlighted in the below given illustration. Now we have a list of all the different paragraph styles available. Double-click on the required paragraph style from this list and this will apply this style to the selected paragraphs in the document.

Paragraph Styles

Use copy format tool.

The copy format tool copies the formatting of a piece of text and applies this formatting to some other text body. To use the copy format tool, first of all select the piece of text whose formatting needs to be copied. After this, click on the ‘Clone Formatting’ icon from the tool bar at the top of the document. This icon has been highlighted in the illustration.

On clicking this icon, the mouse pointer will change into a tilted paint can. Take this pointer to the text body to which the copied formatting needs to be applied and simply click once on that text. The formatting of that text piece will change to the one which was copied using the ‘Clone Formatting’ icon.

Copy Format


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Word Processing – Formatting Styles — 144 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the effort

    I have received all of the lessons for the last four weeks but unable to get through due to my current network situation.

    Howbeit, I can now access all of my lessons

    Thanks

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