Bug 69724 - There is no ability to set/configure the default number/bullet styles
Summary: There is no ability to set/configure the default number/bullet styles
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 57337 121932 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Bullet-Number-Outline-Lists
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Reported: 2013-09-23 16:40 UTC by Joel Madero
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:07 UTC (History)
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Description Joel Madero 2013-09-23 16:40:37 UTC
Currently it seems like there is no way to set a default bullet style, making it so that if a user always prefers a specific bullet style (including relevant options such as tab/space in "positions" tab or the number of inches for a tab) they must manually set it every single time.

A user can make a new template but this really doesn't solve the problem where they want it so every time they push "outline" or "bullet" buttons they get a very specific set of options and look/behavior.

Marking as:
High -- because I think outlinining is common and that unless a user loves what LibreOffice devs have by default forced upon them, they must always manually adjust, even within a single document if you have different sections of outlines they won't stick with the same style, you must change each outline section to fit your needs/preferences.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-09-24 08:17:42 UTC
Hi Joel,
I prefer to integrate this idea with improving the use of styles.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-09-24 12:30:38 UTC
Hey Cor,

How would this work in terms of really quick access via the bullet and number button? I think that's the main issue that the fastest way to access bullets, outlinining and numbering is through the button(s) on the toolbar but this is always the default, so additional steps requiring you to go through styles is just more work if you know you always like the same outline style and want to access this by just clicking a button.

Comment 3 sophie 2014-01-29 13:33:45 UTC
Confirmed, it's often asked. It could be a shortcut for a style too. Set on New - Sophie
Comment 4 Justin L 2017-02-03 06:27:02 UTC
still a valid request in 5.4 alpha. Although we have numbering styles, and although you customize Numbering 1 style, that customization is not what you get when you toggle numbered list (F12).

Observation 1: However, Numbering 1 IS the style assigned - it is highlighted in the styles and formatting window.
Observation 2: Double clicking on Numbered 1 list style changes the style to its customized values.
Observation 3: Toggle Bulleted List also assigned the style "Numbered 1" instead of List 1.
Comment 5 peterpan 2017-03-17 08:34:56 UTC
Totally agree with the idea. 
When preparing the general template for use on multiple computers, I should be able to customize default numbering/bullet style used, when numbering/bullets button is used or LO detects automatic numbering aplicable. 
This should not need F11/styles use.
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2018-12-10 17:21:16 UTC
*** Bug 121932 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Andy 2018-12-10 19:09:00 UTC
I agree that a way is needed to change the default numbering (especially the settings under the position tab) so that when the Numbering button is clicked, the style that is applied is what the user wants, not the one defined in the original LO system. This should be true for any new document, not just confined to one current document. Thanks for your consideration.
Comment 8 Timur 2019-09-09 11:48:58 UTC
*** Bug 57337 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***