Bug 79947 - Master Document: Only 'Default' style listed in Paragraph style toolbar drop down menu
Summary: Master Document: Only 'Default' style listed in Paragraph style toolbar drop ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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Blocks: Writer-Master-Doc Writer-Styles-Paragraph-Combobox
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Reported: 2014-06-12 18:44 UTC by Ali Akbar Hakim
Modified: 2019-05-08 08:10 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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No idea. just got this message after closing LibreOffice (120.34 KB, image/png)
2014-06-12 18:57 UTC, Ali Akbar Hakim
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Description Ali Akbar Hakim 2014-06-12 18:44:10 UTC
Problem description: 
I cannot choose another Style for my Title of document. Only one option in the "Style" menu that is Default Style. But when I close the application and open it again, this feature back to normal. Something Weird.
It happen when I'm done with my draft at normal .odt document, then I try to use LibreOffice feature that is Master Document, it just normal when I clicked New Master Document, but when I try to edit the style of my title, it just went weird like I describe before.
Steps to reproduce:
1. click menu New "Master Document"
2. type some words
3. block your typing then click "Apply Style" menu

Current behavior:
there is no other option in “Apply Style” menu beside “Default Style”
Expected behavior:
I expected that I can choose other Style formatting like Heading 1; Heading 2; etc.
Operating System: Windows 8
Version: 4.2.4.2 release
Comment 1 Ali Akbar Hakim 2014-06-12 18:57:06 UTC
Created attachment 100934 [details]
No idea. just got this message after closing LibreOffice
Comment 2 Ali Akbar Hakim 2014-06-12 18:59:22 UTC
Comment on attachment 100934 [details]
No idea. just got this message after closing LibreOffice

I got this error after frustrated about page number problem, subsequently after I tried to figure out what happen with Master Document.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-12 22:26:12 UTC
Hi Ali,

Regarding your styles issue with 'Master Document', if you press F11, the complete list of styles are there that you can choose from.

Regarding the crash, that would need to be filed in another bug report with steps on how to reproduce the bug.
Comment 4 Jorendc 2014-06-12 22:36:10 UTC
Please have a look at our documentation about master documents: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/7/7f/WG4013-WorkingWithMasterDocuments.pdf
As mentioned on page 8 (Starting with no existing documents) you better can make use of a template.

But, I can reproduce your behavior.
No need to do special steps:
* Start LibreOffice
* File > New master document
* In the toolbar you can not select any style other then 'default'. In Format > Style and formatting you can.

Tested using Mac OSX 10.9 with LibreOffice 4.3b2.

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 5 Ali Akbar Hakim 2014-06-13 02:50:55 UTC
Sure, thank you for you all that quickly responsed to my difficulty. 

Jay Phillips, unfotunately about the attachment I sent that I can't figure it out on how to reproduce that error. I just got the message after closing LibreOffice. 
Jorendc, is this matter classified as bug (the way that I can't use Style from the toolbar) or is this the way of making styles (the way we cannot use Style toolbar because it's not the step, so we need to make changes in style from Format menu)

Anyway thanks for the help.
Comment 6 Jorendc 2014-06-13 07:46:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Jorendc, is this matter classified as bug (the way that I can't use Style
> from the toolbar) or is this the way of making styles (the way we cannot use
> Style toolbar because it's not the step, so we need to make changes in style
> from Format menu)

Well, I have to be honest and say that I'm not 100% sure what the correct behavior is. But Jay did test LibreOffice 3.3 too, and has the same behavior.
From that point of view it is designed that way.
Another point of view is the inconsistency. If it really is done by design that you should only use style 'default' in master documents, why is it still accessible via the Styles and Formatting dialog?

So either way this looks a bug to me.

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-06-13 09:54:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> Another point of view is the inconsistency. If it really is done by design
> that you should only use style 'default' in master documents, why is it
> still accessible via the Styles and Formatting dialog?

Also when you select a new style in the style dialog (e.g. Heading 1), it is then added to the style drop down. :)
Comment 8 Ali Akbar Hakim 2014-06-13 11:57:46 UTC
Ok, I'll use alternative way to apply this function while waiting for new improvement. Thanks Joren and Jay :)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:43:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:18:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Thomas Lendo 2017-05-23 14:33:48 UTC
Confirming in 5.3.3.2 that only Default is listed in the drop-down list of Set paragraph style in the Formatting toolbar.
Comment 12 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-05-23 21:53:51 UTC
I've never used Master Docs before so not sure if this a bug or not, as when i press Ctrl+1 to enable Heading 1 paragraph style, it is then listed in the drop down menu. So lets ask the experts. @Regina, @Cor, @Stuart: Your thoughts?
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-06-06 02:46:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-05-08 08:10:43 UTC
still repro in

Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: d6e8e41c22023bc15cc4c9659b33c1cc3d6edb75
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-05-05_23:45:44
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded