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Chapter 7. Copy Flow > Style Sheets

Style Sheets

A style sheet is a collection of text-formatting attributes with a name. For example, a style sheet named “Heading” might represent the following formatting: “14-point Helvetica Bold, centered, with half an inch of space before.” Every time you apply that one style sheet to a paragraph, the paragraph is assigned all that formatting. You can create one style for titles, another for footnotes, and more styles for different levels of subheads. In fact, you can (and probably should) create a different style sheet for each and every different kind of paragraph in your document, especially since there's no limit on the number of style sheets you can have in a document.

While XPress 3.x only had paragraph style sheets (styles that applied to an entire paragraph), version 4 introduced character style sheets. Character style sheets can be applied to a single character (or a word, or a sentence, or whatever). They're handy for run-in subheads, numbered lists where the number and period are in a typeface different from the text, and emphasis (like changing the font of all the company names in a document). Again, if you're going to use the same character formatting more than once or twice in your document, you should create a character style sheet for that formatting.


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