As far as I can tell, neither of these things helps what I'm
referring to. As an example: let's say you apply the Emphasis
character style to a sequence of characters, and then later want to
add some following characters that don't have that style. If you just
position your cursor after the last styled character, the text you
will also be styled. You need to position your cursor after the first
_unstyled_ character that follows, insert your new text, and then
up and delete that first unstyled (and now unwanted) character. With
RevealCodes turned on in WordPerfect, you would just position your
cursor after the end-of-style indicator and start entering unstyled
well, the only difference is that you may NOT be able to position the
cursor outside of the formatting mark. something that reveals the codes
would clearly show that this is the case. So, what you would need to do
is to place the cursor as close as you can get, and then manually set /
change the style. The only functionality that you are missing is things
1. An ability to force the cursor past a formatting mark or style,
which may not be possible to do with AOO. No, really.
2. The ability to delete a formatting mark from within "reveal codes"
window. I think you could do that in WP anyway.
Both of these could be worked around in a native version of the
capability, but, for now, that is not available, and, I do not expect it
to be available anytime soon since I have not heard that anyone was
working on it. So, the question is, (1) how can you request that it be
added [open a request] and (2) how can you use what is currently
available to solve your existing "problem" to accomplish your goal. The
way that I usually work around this is by placing the cursor where I
want it and start typing. if it starts working in Bold, and I don't want
bold, then I highlight it and make it not bold (as one example). Would
it be faster to press the "show me codes" key, move the cursor, then
type? Maybe. I don't think that we have the problem with empty tags in
AOO that we had in WP, so I don't think that you need to use it to
remove empty tags.
So, you might want to find that reveal codes macro (I think that
someone had a link to it) and give that a try, see about opening a
feature request, and, if you are unsure how to work around a specific
behavior, describe it.
It will not be the same, even if someone can carefully defines how it
should work in AOO (because it cannot be exactly the same because of
styles). Best of luck