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Creating styles

A style is a collection of formatting attributes that you can apply to text or graphics. Using styles ensures consistent formatting throughout a document. Whenever you change the formatting in a style, you change the appearance of all text or graphics that use that style. Styles you create are added to the style list and saved with the active document.

To create a text style

  1. Click Format > Styles.

  1. Click Create.

  2. In the Styles editor dialog box, type a name for the style in the Style name box.
    Style names can contain up to 20 characters. Give each style a unique name; otherwise, when you combine documents that contain styles with the same name, one style is used and the other deleted in the new document.

  1. Type a description for the style in the Description box.

  2. Choose a style from the Type list box.

  3. Using the Styles editor toolbar and menu bar, apply any style attributes.

To create a list style

  1. Click Insert > Outline/Bullets & numbering.

  1. Click one of the following tabs:

    • Numbers — lets you create styles for numbered lists
    • Bullets — lets you create styles for bulleted lists

  2. Click Create.

  3. CIn the Create format dialog box, type a name for the style in the List name box.

  1. Type a description for the style in the Description box.

  2. In the List type area, enable one of the following options:

    • Single level list — Lets you create a list with only one level
    • Multilevel list (outline) — Lets you create a list with multiple levels

  3. Choose a style from the Based on list box.
    If you want to add text before the list number, type the text in the Text before box.

  4. Choose a number or bullet from the Number/Bullet list box, and a level from the Style list box.

  5. Click the Create style button to display the Styles Editor.

To create a graphics style

  1. Click Format > Graphics styles.

  1. Enable one of the following options:

    • Box
    • Border
    • Fill
    • Line

  2. Click Create.

  3. Type a name for the style in the Style name box.

  1. Change the attributes of the graphics style.