I am using QGIS 2.12.0 to make a geologic map of NY and overlay things on it. Helpfully the USGS provides a kml file to do this easily.
I found out that I could only edit the kml file outside QGIS (somewhat obnoxious) but if I save the kml file as a shapefile (using QGIS), then I can edit the attribute table within QGIS. I had done quite a lot of formatting the style page with my kml file and found that I could easily transfer the styles to the new shapefile with a simple copy and paste style command.
However when I edit the attribute table of the new shapefile the formatting disappears on the map for each entry I edit, despite still showing up in the style page of the shapefile.
Anyone seen this or know how to avoid it?