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From randyf <>
Subject Re: Suggestion.
Date Mon, 19 May 2014 20:45:32 GMT


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<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Martin Groenescheij
<Martin@Groenescheij.COM> </div><div>Date:05/18/2014  8:06 AM  (GMT-05:00)
</div><div>To: </div><div>Cc: Martin@Groenescheij.COM
</div><div>Subject: Re: Suggestion. </div><div>
</div>For me personally I worked with Styles for about three decades and find 
this the best way to control my documents.

Nevertheless we should not be blind for the needs of others, managing 
Styles has a long learning curve and someone can make many mistakes 
before he master Styles.

Where someone can fall into the trap is the complexity of inherited 
properties from parent Styles.
Even if you are an expert in Style formats you come into problems when 
you have to combine documents which are originated from different persons.

Users tend to ask for something they are familiar with instead of 
expressing their problem, they ask for "Reveal Codes" but what they need 
is something like "Reveal my Mistakes with Styles" or better "Help me to 
Avoid Making Mistakes".

One of the simple things that could help users is information of each 
property within a Style that shows from which Style
the property is inherited e.g. Heading 1 inherit properties from Style 
Heading and Style Heading inherit properties from
Style Default. Displaying this information either in the Style and 
Formatting Toolbar or in the Sidebar will help to analyze
the formatting issues.

Heading 1
Font Inherited from Heading
Typeface Bold
Size 115%
Language Inherited from Default
Font Effects
Font Color Inherited from Default
Effects Inherited from Default
Relief Inherited from Default
Outline Inherited from Default
Shadow Inherited from Default
Blinking Inherited from Default
Hidden Inherited from Default
Overlining Inherited from Default
Striketrough Inherited from Default
Underlining Inherited from Default
Left Inherited from Default
Right Inherited from Default
Center Inherited from Default
Justified Inherited from Default
Indent and Spacing
Before Text 0.76
After Text Inherited from Default
First Line -0.76
Automatic Inherited from Default
Above paragraph Inherited from Heading
Below paragraph Inherited from Heading
Line Spacing Inherited from Default
Active Inherited from Default

On 13-5-2014 11:06, Sarala Lee wrote:
> Sir / Madam,
> For many years I used WordPerfect as my Word Processor and Desktop Publisher to produce
a 12 page newsletter. I have never found a better program. As I now have iMac I use Openoffice
and have found that satisfies most of my requirements.
> However there is one very important property (if that's the right word) that WP had that
is missing from all the Word Processors that I have used. That is what WP called "Reveal Codes",
where every change that was made in the document was shown by a particular code. e.g.: Hard
return was "HRT". If this was not what was wanted then you could make the change you required.
Or as sometimes happens in OpenOffice, something happens which I don't understand, I have
no way of finding out why.
> Would it be possible to incorporate this feature in OpenOffice? It would enhance this
program's appeal to me and, I'm sure to many others who still hanker for the user friendliness
of WP.
> Gordon Lee.
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