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Creating a shortcut for 'clear formatting'

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 3:08 am    Post subject: Creating a shortcut for 'clear formatting' Reply with quote

Is there a way I can create a keyboard shortcut for 'clear formatting' (available from the style dropdown box)?

I am finding that I have to use the 'Clear Formatting' option a lot as when I assign a new style to a block of text that already has a style attached, it won't update unless I am clear the formatting then assign style.

Anyway, this process would be a lot quicker if I could create shortcut for the clear formatting option. Please note that just assigning the text black the default style doesn't cut it.

I can't find the option under Tools->Customize ('Keyboard' tab). Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a shortcut assigned to "apply default format", it is ctrl+shift+space
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Re: Creating a shortcut for 'clear formatting' Reply with quote

chrisg101 wrote:
Is there a way I can create a keyboard shortcut for 'clear formatting' (available from the style dropdown box)? (

Try recording a macro then create a keyboard shortcut to run the macro.

TessaES wrote:
There is a shortcut assigned to "apply default format", it is ctrl+shift+space

"Clear Formatting" also applies the Default paragraph style, so CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE could be followed by CTRL+0 to apply the style.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am finding that I have to use the 'Clear Formatting' option a lot as when I assign a new style to a block of text that already has a style attached, it won't update unless I am clear the formatting then assign style.

I think you only need to use Format > Default (=Ctrl+Shift+Space) and then apply your style. You certainly don't need to reset the style to "Default" before applying a different style.

You may want to remove any direct formatting, which overrides an applied style, but all direct formatting is completely removed by Format > Default.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

acknak wrote:
I think you only need to use Format > Default (=Ctrl+Shift+Space) and then apply your style. You certainly don't need to reset the style to "Default" before applying a different style.

You may want to remove any direct formatting, which overrides an applied style, but all direct formatting is completely removed by Format > Default.

Just to avoid confusion, Format>Default ( or Ctrl+Shift+Space) applies the default formatting of the current paragraph style by clearing all direct formatting. Once direct formatting has been removed, you can apply a different paragraph style. If you're able to apply the Default paragraph style after removing format, then you're able to apply any paragraph style you wish, without having to apply the Default style first. (I think the nomenclature in OOo should be revised, because it uses "default" in different ways that can be confusing.)
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