This command allows you to set formatting properties for display styles. For more information about how styles work, see Syntax Formatting and Styles.
Each style has a number of formatting properties. Because styles exist in a hierarchy, each formatting property is combined with the parent style to yield a final result.
For example, if bold = "ON", then bold formatting is added. If bold = "OFF", then bold formatted is subtracted from the parent style properties.
Many formatting controls in this dialog box show one of these values:
On – the property is added to the parent style formatting.
Off – the property is deleted from the parent style formatting.
A Number – the value replaces the parent style property.
= (equal) - the property has no effect, and it inherits the exact same value as in the parent style.
Style Name list
Lists all the syntax formatting styles. When you select a style in this list, its properties are loaded into the controls to the right. A sample of the style is also displayed in the sample box. The list depicts the style hierarchy. Each style has a parent style and inherits its properties from the parent.
This is the parent style in the style hierarchy. The current style inherits its formatting from the parent style. The style list depicts the style hierarchy. Any property that is other than "equal" (meaning "the same") is combined with the parent style formatting.
Click this button to add a new user-defined style.
Click this button to delete a user-defined style. The standard built-in styles cannot be deleted.
Click this button to load a new style sheet from a configuration file.
Click this button to save the current style sheet settings to a new style configuration file. The file will contain only style properties, and won't contain other elements that can be stored in a configuration file. If you load this configuration file, only the style properties are loaded.
Click this button to reset all the styles to the factory defaults. This loses all your changes since installing Source Insight.
Selects the font size, specifically as a point size. You may find the relative Scale property more useful, since it is relative, and works well regardless of changes to the parent styles.
Specifies the font size scaling as a percentage of the parent style's font size. For example, if the scale is 50%, then it will be half the size of whatever the parent style font size is.
Selects the bold property of the style, if any.
Selects the italic property of the style, if any.
Selects the underline property of the style, if any.
Selects the All Caps (capitalization) property of the style.
Selects the Strike-Thru property of the current style.
Selects the foreground color of the current style.
Selects the background color of the current style.
Selects the color of the drop-shadow of the current style.
Selects the Inverse property of the current style. Inverse means that the foreground and background colors are reversed.
This selects the percentage of vertical spacing to add above the line.
This selects the percentage of vertical spacing to add below the line.
This selects the percentage of horizontal spacing to add to characters.
Fixed White Space
This option only applies if you have selected a proportionally spaced font. Fixed-pitch fonts, such as Courier New, are not affected. If enabled, Source Insight will attempt to use a fixed width for spaces and tabs so that tabs line up the same way they do with a fixed-pitch font. Programs generally look better with this turned on if you are using a proportional font. See: Character Spacing Options.
Print together with next line
If enabled, Source Insight will try to keep the text on the same page as the following line, when printing.