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Manage the formatting of your Headings and create your own extra Custom Styles.
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UPDATED v49:
   --Fixed problem when loading fonts with whitespace in the name
   --Added new fonts: Aladin, Cairo, Audiowave


Let me know what you think about the add-on and your feature requests in the comments bellow.

Paragraph Styles+ provides a visual interface to control the appearance of your Headings. It also enables three new formatting options: Insert Page break before a Heading, to have a paragraph all in CAPITALS, and how to number your Headings!

PS+ also allows you to create up to 6 Custom Styles, apply them to your paragraphs and then update their formatting all at once.

When you have created the perfect set of styles, make them your default and they will be used when creating new files and can be imported into existing files too.

*The add-on is in the early days, and some things are not yet supported. Please refer to our documentation for more datails: http://goo.gl/RyM6tM*
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
May 14, 2018
Well that's an hour of my life I'll never get back. Just horrible. I've been writing procedures using Word styles since the dawn of man, and the lack of even the most basic niceties (like specifying which paragraph style follows, FFS) make this fairly useless. It can't seem to cure the google doc horrors of the default "Normal text" style either. I thank whoever tried to tackle this project and hope they don't take it personally, but clearly Google doesn't want their Docs app to do anything terribly useful for actual authors.
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Kelly-Anne Reyes
October 13, 2016
Not Impressed ... page numbers do Not match up despite several hours of trying to make it work on several different documents.. and that's when numbers actually show up ... Each time I try to refresh less and less of the table of content actually has numbers linked to heading... waste of many hours ... Pull down app until you are able to at least have the page numbers corresponding correctly!!
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
April 21, 2018
I want to thank the developer for working on this. It's a great step in the right direction! Styles now cascade--fantastic win! That means if you apply "Style A" to some text, go back and update the formatting of "Style A", you can update your doc so that everyting that had "Style A" applied gets updated to the format. BIG plus. A few more improvments could help: 1. Some visibility into what custom style was applied to a given bit of text--right now, you can't see that. 2. Fix the bug that doens't save the color of the style and the one that doesn't apply margins. :) 3. There's no default value for most of the settings (like "Margin", "Space before", etc) but there is ghost text that reads "8" (kind of looks like an entery). A bit odd. The user then need to go and enter values. Maybe just default everything the zero ("0") so the user doesn't need to enter anything. Keep up the good work!
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
July 7, 2019
Pretty good for an add-on. The limit of just 6 styles seems reasonable for the smaller types of documents typical of Google Docs, though I wonder why the limit? Some of the problems mentioned in other reviews (such as changing capitalisation) seem to have been fixed. The add-on runs a tad slow, but tolerably so — certainly much faster than manually changing paragraphs! The add-on needs a couple more options. In particular: • Text colour. I would love to see this important missing feature added. • The add-on provides some new fonts, which is nice, but bizarrely it doesn't support all of the fonts built into Docs. Adding the missing standard fonts would help. Thank you to the developer.
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
January 23, 2019
I used this pretty extensively and while at first I thought it was pretty close to what I wanted, the more I worked with it the more gaps and issues I found. Ultimately I am uninstalling it and waiting until someone else can create a more fully featured tool. Below are the gaps and Issues I encountered. 1. Style Formatting does not include options for including Borders and Shading settings in the style 2. Application of paragraph styles is VERY SLOW. Especially if you try to apply a style to more than one paragraph at a time. Usually taking upwards of 30 seconds each time I try to apply the style 3. Slowness increases with the document size. This one is not 100% on this addon since the docs I am working in are a bit more beefy (30-100 pages), but it did seem that in larger documents this app became almost unresponsive. 4. I found at times it would apply a paragraph style to sections of text I did not specify. This resulted in me having to go through an painstakingly (and slowly in case you missed 2 and 3) reformat text. 5. It changes capitalization of words. If you have a word that is in all upper case at the start of a sentence... "USA is great!" When you apply a paragraph style to it, it changes it to "Usa is great!" All in all it was okay, but just not fully featured enough to be the solution it appeared to be on the surface. Hopefully it gets better in the future, or Google notices the importance of being able to add custom styles and adds in the functionality themselves.
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
May 29, 2018
Given the limitations of the Google Docs API, Paragraph Styles+ had to make a lot of compromises. It might be worth the compromises, but they're pretty harsh. You need to use it's custom sidebar to set formatting, and the interface is clunky. There is no equivalent to "Update this style to match". There is no way to see what style is applied to a given paragraph. If you try to manage the Google Drive built-in styles with Paragraph Styles+, it will completely stomp the Google Drive settings. So either exclusively use Paragraph Styles+, or avoid the built-in styles inside of Paragraph Styles+ The available fonts are fixed; you can't add arbitrary fonts from Google Fonts as you can in core Google Docs. I imagine fulling connecting it is difficult or impossible, but perhaps it would be possible for someone who is desperate enough to provide a link to the Google Font's stylesheet? The margins and spacing must be set, or it refuses to let you save a new style. This wouldn't be a problem, but it doesn't default to "0", but to nothing at all. The margin setting for the first line is a bit odd. I believe most word processors specify the first line indent relative to the left margin; so hanging indents are implemented as negative numbers. Here, the first line is completely unrelated to the left margin. The margins and spacing are specified in points, which is a fine system, but it's unfortunate that I can't use em, in, or mm. As far as I can tell, there is no way to set the paragraphs background color. You can set a "highlight" color, but that's very different. I'm looking for give the entire block a single color, the way you would use Format > Paragraph Styles > Borders and shading... > Background color in core Google Docs. The same goes for borders. This make two of my use cases difficult: I can't put a border on the left edge of a blockquote, nor can I have example blocks with a different background color to make them distinct. If you are in the middle of a custom style and start a new paragraph, the new paragraph won't keep the Paragraph+ style. For me, it's not good enough, but I imagine some people will find the tradeoffs worth it. (Minor note to the author: the line spacing should be "single", not "simple.")
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
July 16, 2016
Excellent work. Really appreciate your effort to improve the Apps communities capabilities! **Feature Request** Before the G team took away the ability to style our docs with CSS, one could add horizontal lines, or borders, to styles. This is a great way to visually distinguish sections in one's document. I haven't been able to find this ability in GDocs without adding individual HRs below each section. Similarly I haven't seen the style option in Paragraph Styles+. Is this something we could add? Excellent work. Thank you again!
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
October 18, 2017
Didn't work at all. Added a new style that didn't appear, but it did change all of my existing styles to junk.
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
March 28, 2019
Since this is the only paragraph style formatter that I could find that lets you do numbered paragraphs I use this all the time. That said, there are a few problems that I've noted. The worst thing is that it reformats your text in a header. It SHOULD do this when you turn on "all caps", but when you don't it should leave things along. E.g. I have a paragraph called "REST API". This becomes "Rest api" when the style is applied. Also I have "ssh", which becomes "Ssh" when the style is applied. There appears to be no way to override this default text style, which is right in an English paper, but wrong in a technical document filled with acronyms.
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A User of Paragraph Styles+
October 4, 2015
It works great on my Mac and PC. Is there any way to import custom styles from one Google doc to another?
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