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Chapter 13. Style Sheets > One degree of separation: Based On

One degree of separation: Based On

When one style sheet is Based On an existing style sheet, the two remain associated. The Formats, Tabs, Rules, and Character Attributes: Style options from one paragraph style sheet are derived from the Based On (we'll call it the “parent”) style sheet. If the parent style sheet is modified, any child style sheets that are based on it will also change, with the exception of any specifications that are unique to the child style sheet. This can be a great timesaver.

Parents and children

  • If you edit the Character Attributes Style: Default in the child style sheet, the parent (Based On) style sheet won't change. If you edit any non-default, embedded character style in the child style sheet (via Character Attributes: Edit), that change will affect both the parent and the child style sheets—and vice versa. In either place, what you're actually doing is editing the character style sheet.

  • Let's say you've made some character attribute changes to a child style sheet and then you decide you want to reassociate it with the parent (Based On) style sheet. In the child, choose Based On: No Style, and then choose Based On: [the character style sheet used by the parent]. The parent and child style sheets will now have the same character attributes.



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