Advantages of styles
Using styles is a handy way to help you ensure your formatting is consistent throughout your document. Styles can also help you to navigate through your file and see the structure easily, and if you intend to convert your Word file to ebook format, styles will enable you to generate an automatic table of contents.
I have covered styles in more detail in the Word version of this article, so here I will only give you where to find the various features in Open Office Writer:
You will access the styles option in Open Office Writer by selecting Format/Styles and Formatting, or by clicking the Styles and Formatting button on the toolbar (on the left). Apply the style by highlighting text in your document and double-clicking the style you want.
Use a page break to force a new chapter onto a new page – under Insert/Manual break… page break, or by typing CTRL+Enter.
Using styles to navigate
Table of contents