The Stylist handles all our formatting tasks. With the Stylist we can edit Page Styles, Paragraph Styles, Character Styles and so forth. For example, instead of highlighting text and assigning Bitstream Vera Serif, size 16, and Bold to it, we just “tell” OpenOffice.org Writer, via the Stylist, what kind of text this is: a heading, a quotation, normal text body, whatever. Using Stylist it is far easier to control the layout and design of our document, because we actually use a central layouting device!
To open the Stylist you may...
- click the Stylist icon from the format toolbar,
- or from the Format menu -> enable Stylist,
- or press F11