If you work with documents that require a lot of small formatting changes (e.g., changing the color of isolated words to from black to blue), then the repeat function that MS Office has is really useful and, with large docs, can save literally hundreds of mouse-clicks and -movements:
- in LibreOffice Writer, one option is this: you double-click on word 1, change its formatting (with at least a few clicks are keyboard shortcuts), you double-click on word 2, change its formatting (with at least a few clicks are keyboard shortcuts), ...
- in Word, you double-click on word 1, change its formatting (with at least a few clicks are keyboard shortcuts), but then you double-click on word 2 and press CTRL-Y, done. Thus, you can really quickly make tons of changes without ever returning to the menus again!
Why can't we have that??
Admittedly, there is a second option but then this option is not implemented across LibreOffice:
- in LibreOffice Writer, I can highlight multiple individual words by double-clicking on them while pressing CTRL and then apply the formatting to all of them at the same time, which is close to nice.
- but in LibreOffice Impress that is not possible.
Again, why can't he have that? Seems like just like PowerPoint was the unloved sibling in Office with much less functionality, Impress is the same for LibreOffice ...
For power users, these are somewhat serious issues, costing many minutes a day.
There is a macro function that would do this; however it is an 'experimental' feature and/or you have to enable it. That is because it is extremely buggy.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 64314 ***
Removing marking this one as duplicate of bug 64314
It's better clarified and linked too Bug 96228 - [EDITING] Container issue for Edit > Repeat actions (Ctrl+Shift+Y) that may be added/corrected
- cursor in a word,
- Ctrl+B (= bold)
- Ctrl+I (= bold+italic)
- Cursor in another word
> word is italic
Expected (from MS Word): bold+italic