Bug 133806 - New page style does not inherit
Summary: New page style does not inherit
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2020-06-08 19:57 UTC by Jim Avera
Modified: 2020-06-10 07:11 UTC (History)
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Description Jim Avera 2020-06-08 19:57:52 UTC
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...

Actual Results:
The resulting New style does not have Footers on.

Expected Results:
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)

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Same thing happens with margins, not just Footer on/off.
Comment 1 Dieter 2020-06-10 07:11:33 UTC
(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.