[Solved] Draw: different styles for different lines

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[Solved] Draw: different styles for different lines

Postby fernando » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi all,
I've been searching this forum, and some other pages, for what I think is an easy subject wihout success.
I worked with Draw some time ago to make some easy drawings (schematics for math and physics exercises, i.e, mostly lines and geometric shapes). Now I need to do it again so I updated my old draw software. Now I have Libreoffice draw version 5.4.4 just updated.
Here is my problem: I create a line with some specific style, say, red color and arrow end. Then I want to create another line with a different color and no arrow. When I do that the new object has the same characteristics of the first one (red color and arrow), so I change that and ... the first gets modified accordingly.
I can imagine this has to do with some more or less hidden edition general setting but I haven't been able to find out where is it located.
Thank you very much in advance.
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Re: Draw: different styles for different lines

Postby acknak » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:30 pm

Greetings and welcome to the community forum!

You must use different styles (different names) for each distinct appearance. If you change the color in the style definition, that will automatically apply to every object that calls for that style.

It's not absolutely necessary to use a (named) style at all. You can just apply the color, line style, etc. directly. However, using named styles will make it much easier to keep a consistent appearance among different objects.
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Re: Draw: different styles for different lines

Postby erbsenzahl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:46 pm

fernando wrote:I create a line with some specific style, say, red color and arrow end. Then I want to create another line with a different color and no arrow. When I do that the new object has the same characteristics of the first one (red color and arrow), so I change that and ... the first gets modified accordingly.
Hi,
either you consider and practise acknak's advice or you may pull different objects into the gallery without changing any style (create own part of gallery). These drawing objects of the gallery can be used in every other created file or Libre application.
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(SOLVED) Re: Draw: different styles for different lines

Postby fernando » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm

Thank you very much for your quick reply, and I'm sorry for this basic question.
Now I realize I was doing my editing the wrong way: choosing "Edit style" instead of "Line..." to change settings in a specific object.
It looks there is really long time since last time I used draw.
Again, sorry.
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Re: Draw: different styles for different lines

Postby Zizi64 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:37 pm

Now I have Libreoffice draw version 5.4.4 just


There is not LO 5.4.4 version yet:
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/

Always use the latest Still version. It is the LO 5.3.7 now.
The Fresh LO 5.4.x versions are for technology enthusiasts, early adopters or power users...
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Re: Draw: different styles for different lines

Postby fernando » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:33 pm

OK. Trying to solve this problem one of the steps I took was update LO. So I clicked on "about" main menu option and click on "update" (whatever the exact names. Now I'm not in front of my computer), and that's the version I got.

Anyway, I'll check this out later and I will update accordingly.

Thanks a lot.
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