Bug 40702 - Writer Guide incomplete concerning 'Format Paintbrush'
Summary: Writer Guide incomplete concerning 'Format Paintbrush'
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: David Nelson
Whiteboard: (target:4.0.0) (target:3.6.5)
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Reported: 2011-09-07 22:18 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2013-02-28 06:57 UTC (History)
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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-07 22:18:17 UTC
During my research for "Bug 40700 - EDITING Writer Format Paintbrush formats more than selection" I found out that "Writer Guide - Word Processing with LibreOffice 3.3" can be improved in "Chapter 6 Introduction to Styles - Applying character styles". 

It seems that a hint is missing how to transfer only character style without paragraph style: you have to press "Control" when you select the characters to what the style should be transferred using 'Format Paintbrush' (See Writer Help under heading "Copying Formatting With the Format Paintbrush").

I am not sure whether "Control" is valid for all OS.


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Comment 1 David Nelson 2011-09-07 22:51:37 UTC
OK, I'll take custody of this on behalf of the docs team, and will forward this bug to the docs team mailing list to look for volunteers to fix the problem. If no-one steps forward in the near- to mid-future, I'll consider it's on my own to-do list with a number of other bugs to work on.
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-02-28 06:57:12 UTC
Help has been completed for 3.6.5 and 4.0.0, probably more early. So WFM