Working with Document Design

Working with Document Design

Writer comes with built-in styles sets and themes that lets you unify your document as a whole. You can use these styles to quickly apply a set of formatting options to your entire document in a consistent way.

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Apply a design

We have a number of professional built-in style sets for you to choose from. Once your document is ready, format documents using these style sets and make it look more professional.

To apply a preset design to your document,

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under the Manage Design header. The available theme designs will be displayed. Choose any design from the available preset design based on your requirements.

Set a design as default

You can use a style set and set it as default. Whenever you open a new document, the style you selected will be set as default.

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under the Manage Design header. The available theme designs will be displayed.
  3. Click More options and choose to set a design as default.

Edit a design

To edit the document design,

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Choose the required style set from the Edit Design header. Hover your mouse to see a preview of each style set and apply a design of your choice. You can also change the font sets and color sets to suit your needs.

Rename a design

To rename a style set,

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Click the More options link under the Manage Design header and choose the 'Save design as' option.
  3. The Document Design pop-up will open. Enter a name to the current document design.
  4. In the pop-up, click the Save as check-box and enter a name to the chosen style set.
  5. Click Save.

Delete a design

You can delete the custom style set, whenever necessary.

To delete a style set,

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under the Manage Design header. The available theme designs will be displayed.
  3. Click More options near the design thumbnail and click Delete. Please note that only custom designs can be deleted. You cannot delete the preset designs.

Reset design to Writer default

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow under the Manage Design header. The available theme designs will be displayed.
  3. Click Reset Design to default. The default design will be set and every time when you type in a new document, this default style will be applied.

Import a design

  1. Click More > Design tab.
  2. Click the 'Import from' option under the Import Design header.
  3. The Import Document Design pop-up will appear. You can choose a document from your desktop, your Writer documents, or enter a Writer document URL or a .doc file URL.
  4. Type a name to the uploaded design and click the Import Design button.

Supported file formats: MS Word Document (.docx)

Maximum file size allowed: 10MB

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