Writer "Clear Formatting" doesn't work
Here is how to duplicate:
 Open libre office writer (3.3.0)
 Write something like "This is a test"
 highlight "This"
 Press "F11" to open "Style and Formatting", then choose "Character style", click on "Emphasis" for instance.
 "This" will be colored as "Emphasis" style.
 Here is the problem:
From the "Style and Formatting" toolbar (not the dialog), from the drop-down list, choose "Clear formatting".
The color is still there.
Use "Default" style from "Style and Formatting" dialog will clear everything.
This is intended functionality. This function has more appropriate name in MS Word, 'Revert to Style'.
Thanks for your update.
In open office - Oracle version, this "Clear Formatting" function works as what I expected: all existing styles will be removed, just like the name implied "Clear Formatting".
If the style from "styles and formatting" is not removed by "clear formatting", then this "Clear formatting" function will become self-contradiction.
I haven't use "Revert to Style" in MS. But it seems to me "Clear formatting" should not do "Revert to style", they looks different for me.
What do you think?
There's indeed a fix in LibO, that IMO improves the behaviour:
sw-preserve-char-style-on-reset-format.diff, i#47893, alvarezp2000
(please also readup on OOo bug 47893 for background). Closing bug for the while, please make your case if you still think this should be different and/or can be improved further.
I'm not really sure if the following is intended. Behaviour in LO 3.3.2 on Win 7:
 Create a style 'XYZ bullets'
 Add paragraph formatting (e.g. spacing above paragraph 2cm, below paragraph 2cm)
 Apply an list with bullets to the style in 'Outline & Numbering > Numbering Style'.
 Apply the style to unformatted text. Paragraph formatting appear; bullets appear.
 Select the paragraph, select 'Default' for paragraph style.
 All formatting disappears, the bullets don't.
The default style has has no numbering style, so bullets should disappear. In fact, no matter which other style is applied to the bulleted paragraph, the damn bullets don't disappear! The only way to get rid of them is manually turn them off.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm not really sure if the following is intended. Behaviour in LO 3.3.2 on Win
This is maybe related, but different from the original report. So you may want to make a seperate report for it?
Thanks - Cor
According to comment https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31394#c3, this is intended behaviour, changed on purpose.
> Close as NotABug
This is a Writer issue, therefore changed the 'Component' field accordingly.