Type Styles

The Type Style submenu lets you choose designed and applied type styles. Designed styles are separate font files. For example, Times Italic is a designed style of the Times family. If you select Italic when Times Roman (Normal) is set, Times Italic will be used if available. The selected font will still be Times, but PageStream will use the Times Italic font to display the text. If Times Italic is not available, PageStream will italicize the normal style by slanting the font slightly.

All of the Type Style commands except Normal and Bold will open a dialog box if you hold down a Shift key so that you can configure them. For example, the Superscript dialog box allows you to set the scale and offset for the superscript text.

Choose Set Type Style from the Type Style submenu to display the Type Style dialog box. The Browse buttons allow you to customize styles. Alternatively, you can hold down a Shift key while clicking on a style button of the Edit Palette to customize directly the type style.

SectionConfigurable Type Styles

The Browse Button

  • Italic: Check to use the italic style of the font. If the font lacks an italic weight, PageStream will slant the text 15°. To change the slant angle, click on the Browse button to open the Italic dialog box.

  • Underline: Check to underline the text. To change the underline offset and stroke color and width, click on the Browse button to open the Underline dialog box.

  • Outline: Check to change the fill of the text to white and the outline of the text to black. To change the fill color and stroke color and width, click on the Browse button to open the Outline dialog box.

  • Shadow: Check to place a 50% black (gray) shadow slightly offset down and to the right of the text. To change the shadow color, offset and slant, click on the Browse button to open the Shadow dialog box.

  • Reverse: Check to reverse the fill and background colors of the text. To change the reverse color and the amount of background that is reversed, click on the Browse button to open the Reverse dialog box. You can create interesting highlight effects by applying a gradient color to the text before reversing it.

  • Small Caps: Check to use the small caps or titling caps style of the font. If the font lacks a small caps style, PageStream will scale the text to 80% of its normal height and will force the text to uppercase. To change the horizontal and vertical scale, click on the Browse button to open the Small Caps dialog box.

  • Superscript: Check to superscript the text. The default superscript style scales the text by 60% and offsets it upwards by 40%. To change the superscript scale and offset, click on the Browse button to open the Superscript dialog box.

  • Subscript: Check to subscript the text. The default subscript style scales the text by 60% and offsets it downwards by 40%. To change the subscript scale and offset, click on the Browse button to open the Subscript dialog box.

 

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