I'm not sure this is a bug, but as I read the docs a New style created from an existing style should inherit the properties of the existing style. That doesn't seem to happen, at least with Page styles.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a new Writer document
2. View->Styles (F11)
3. Click the icon for PAGE styles (4th icon over for me)
4. Rightclick on 'Default Style'->Modify...
Turn Footers ON; click OK
5. Rightclick on 'Default Style'->New...
The resulting New style does not have Footers on.
The New style, created from the 'Default Style', should inherit local changes to the Default Style (I assume; if not, the docs should be clarified)
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Same thing happens with margins, not just Footer on/off.
(In reply to Jim Avera from comment #0)
> 5. Rightclick on 'Default Style'->New...
You can see in the dialog, that "Inherit from" is empty and greyed out. So you can creat a new style, but you can't set Default Style as parent style. Bug 41316 has the request to add hierarchical page styles.