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From Web Maestro Clay <>
Subject OOo & Forrest - Missing Styles (was Re: Plugin List styling problem)
Date Sat, 01 Apr 2006 21:21:13 GMT
On Mar 24, 2006, at 6:07 AM, Clay Leeds wrote:
> The OpenOffice styling system is tough to get a handle on. I may  
> choose the style 'Heading 2', but it seems to be that if the style  
> didn't come directly from the Forrest sample file in the Forrest  
> plug-in directory (even if those styles have been 'loaded' into the  
> current document via Styles Load [x] Overwrite), Forrest doesn't  
> generate the style as expected.
> I was able to workaround the list problem to some degree (95%  
> effective) by selecting above and below the list area and applying  
> the 'Default' paragraph style.
> Unfortunately, I am having additional problems applying 'Heading x'  
> styles. They get translated into <p class="Heading 2"> elements  
> instead of <h2>:
> <p class="Heading 2">Transaction Types Supported</p>
> I think the problem is that I'm starting from blank documents and  
> importing the Forrest-related styles, rather than starting from the  
> Forrest documents. I'm going to see about modifying  
> startup system, so new documents are based on Forrest's 'openoffice- 
> writer.sxw'.
> One other relevant point, is that I'm using NeoOffice/J (a Mac OS X/ 
> Java port of based on 1.1.5 which doesn't require X11).
> Clay Leeds

I thought I'd add, that it appears that 2.x appears to  
work better than OOo 1.x in this regard. Although the styles will  
disappear when deleted from a document, at least, the style can be re- 
added when launched again (unlike in OOo 1.x).

Clay Leeds

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-- HH Dalai Lama of Tibet

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