Creating and Editing Styles

You can create new styles and import styles from other documents. Styles are also imported when you import text from a word processing program.

Paragraph and character styles are created and edited with the Define Styles dialog box. You can also edit styles by holding down Shift while selecting a style in the Paragraph Style or Character Style submenus in the Type menu.

SectionCreating a new style
1. Choose Text Styles from the Define submenu in the Edit menu.

The Define Styles dialog box will appear.

2. Select Paragraph or Character styles.

Choose Paragraph or Character from the Type pop-up menu.

3. Create a new style.


  • To create a new style from scratch: Click New.
  • To create a style similar to the attributes of the selected text: Click Clone.
  • To create a style similar to an existing one: Select a style, hold down Shift and click New.
The Paragraph Style or Character Style dialog box will appear, depending on the type of style you chose to create.

4. Set the style options.

  • Enter a Name for the style.
  • Choose a style from the Base pop-up menu to base your style on an existing style or no style to create a self contained style.
  • Choose a style name from the Next pop-up menu to specify a style to follow this style or same style to follow with this style. (Paragraph styles only)
  • Set any attributes you want to define for the style. Refer to the instructions for each text or paragraph attribute for more information.
5. Click OK.

To edit an existing style: Choose Text Styles from the Define submenu in the Edit menu. The Define Styles dialog box will appear. Select a style and click Edit. Make the desired changes and click OK.

To remove an existing style: Select a style and click on the Remove button of the Define Styles dialog box.

SectionSaving and appending styles
You can save your styles as the program default so that they are always available in new documents. To do that, click on the Save button in the Define Styles dialog box. If you want to save your styles to a different file, click on Save As and type a filename in the file selector. If you want to append to the current style list the styles of a file you saved earlier from the Define Styles dialog box, click on the Append button and choose the style file.

 

Creating and Editing Styles  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/styles#anchor636803
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