Documentation/OOoAuthors User Manual/Getting Started/Formatting text
Styles are central to using Writer efficiently. Styles enable you to easily format your document consistently, and to change the format with minimal effort. A style is a named set of formatting options. Writer defines several types of styles, for different types of elements: characters, paragraphs, pages, frames, and lists. For information on the advantages of styles, and how to use them, see Chapter 13 (Working with Styles) in this book. The use of styles is described in detail in Chapter 6 (Introduction to Styles) and Chapter 7 (Working with Styles) in the Writer Guide.