Documentation/OOoAuthors User Manual/Getting Started/Deleting styles

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Deleting styles

You cannot remove (delete) any of OOo's predefined styles from a template, even if you are not using them.

You can remove any user-defined (custom) styles; but before you do, you should make sure the styles are not in use. If an unwanted style is in use, you will want to replace it with a substitute style.

Replacing styles (and then deleting the unwanted ones) can be very useful if you are dealing with a document that has been worked on by several writers or has been formed by combining several documents from different sources.

To delete unwanted styles, right-click on them (one at a time) in the Styles and Formatting window and click Delete on the pop-up menu.

If the style is in use, you receive the message shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9: Deleting an applied style.
Documentation caution.png Make sure the style is not in use before deletion. Otherwise, all objects with that style will return to the default style and retain their formatting as manual formatting. This can be a problem in a long document.

If the style is not in use, you receive the message shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10: Deleting a style that is not in use.

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