Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Building Characters
May 12, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"Character styles are a set of formatting options applied to
selected text. They are a basic tool in most word processors, and
OpenOffice.org's use of character styles is more or less typical.
If you have used character styles in other word processors, then
you probably can grasp the basics of using them in OpenOffice.org
with few difficulties.
"If you are a newcomer to styles, imagine that you decide to put
the title of a book in italics. You could enter an override by
selecting the italics icon on the Function bar. However, you can
work more efficiently if you create a character style for italics
or book titles, and apply the style instead. That way, if you
decide that all the book titles in your document should use a bold
regular weight instead of italics, you can update them
simultaneously by modifying the style..."