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OpenOffice Calc 3.x Guide
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Applying cell styles

Calc provides several ways to apply cell styles:

  • Using the Styles and Formatting window
  • Using Fill Format mode
  • Using the Apply Style list
  • Assigning styles to shortcut keys

Using the Styles and Formatting window

  1. Ensure the Styles and Formatting window is open by pressing F11 or by selecting Format > Styles and Formatting. Choose the Cell Styles list by clicking the Image:CellStylesIcon.png icon.
  2. Highlight the cell or group of cells to which the styles should be applied.
  3. Double-click on the cell style name.

Using Fill Format mode

This method is quite useful when you need to apply the same style to many scattered cells.

  1. Open the Styles and Formatting window and select the style you want to apply.
  2. Click the Fill Format mode icon Image:FillFormatIcon.png. The mouse pointer changes to this icon.
  3. Position the moving icon on the cell to be styled and click the mouse button.
  4. To quit Fill Format mode, click the Fill Format mode icon again or press the Esc key.
Image:documentation_caution.png When this mode is active, a right-click anywhere in the document undoes the last Fill Format action. Be careful not to accidentally right-click and thus undo actions you want to keep.

Using the Apply Style list

You can also add an Apply Style drop-down list to the Formatting toolbar and select a style from the list to apply it to the selected cells:

  1. Click the down-arrow at the right-hand end of the Formatting toolbar. On the drop-down menu, click Visible Buttons.
  2. On the submenu, click Apply Style. The menus close and the Apply Style list now appears on the toolbar between the Styles and Formatting icon and the Font Name list.
Adding an Apply Style list to the Formatting toolbar.

Assigning styles to shortcut keys

You can create keyboard shortcuts to apply commonly-used cell or page styles, including custom styles that you have created. See Chapter 14 (Setting up and Customizing Calc) for instructions.


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