How a Style Works

Styles contain formatting instructions that can be combined with other styles. When a style is applied to text, it combines with the underlying text properties. The basic text properties are set in each file type's font set­tings. You can control this with the Options > File Type Options command. Style properties are combined with the basic text properties. Styles also can inherit properties from other "parent" styles. See: Parent Styles.

The formatting properties of all the applicable styles are combined with the font selected in a given file's type.



Figure 3.6  Style properties combine with each other, and with the default font set in the File Types dialog box.