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Creating, applying, and editing graphic or text styles in CorelDRAW

 

Creating, applying, and editing graphic or text styles in CorelDRAW

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Creating, applying, and editing graphic or text styles

A style is a set of formatting attributes. When you apply a style to an object, all the attributes of the style are applied to that object in one step. Styles can save you considerable time if you must apply the same formatting to several objects.

There are graphic styles and text styles. A graphic style consists of fill and outline settings that you can apply to graphic objects such as rectangles, ellipses, and curves. For example, if you have a group of objects in a drawing that use one graphic style, you can simultaneously change their fill by editing the graphic style. For more information on applying fills, see "Filling objects." For more information about changing the appearance of outlines, see "Formatting lines and outlines."

A text style is a set of text settings such as font type and size. Text styles can also include fill and outline attributes. For example, you can create a style that applies a 72 point AvantGarde font with a texture fill. There are two types of text styles: artistic and paragraph. You can also change the properties of default artistic and paragraph text. For example, you can change the properties of default artistic text, so that every artistic text object you create has the same formatting. For information about default text, see "Changing the appearance of text."

You can create a graphic or text style from the properties of an existing object or from scratch, at which time the style is saved. When you apply a style to an object, CorelDRAW overrides the existing text or graphic properties with the properties of the current style. To use the style in another drawing, you can copy the style to the new drawing or save the style in a template. For more information about templates, see "Working with templates." If you copy or import a style with the same name as an existing style, CorelDRAW renames the style by adding a number to the style name. At any point, you can rename a style, unless it is a default style. You can also change the properties of an object back to its previous style if you made a mistake or decide that the previous style was better suited to that object.

After you create a style, you can edit its properties and find any object using a given style. For example, you can find all objects that use the default graphic style. Finding objects assigned a specific style makes editing that style even more efficient.

 

Process to create a graphic or text style from an object

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To create a graphic or text style from an object

1. Right-click an object whose style properties you want to save.

2. Click Styles Save style properties.

3. Enable one or more of the following check boxes:

    • Text

    • Fill

    • Outline

4. Type a name for the style in the Name box.



When you create a style from an existing object, CorelDRAW does not automatically apply the style to an object. If you want an object to use the style, you must apply
   the style. For information about applying a style, see "To apply a graphic or text style.



You can also create a graphic or text style from an object by dragging the object to the Graphic and text styles docker.

 

Process To create or edit a graphic or text style

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To create or edit a graphic or text style

1. Click Tools Graphic and text styles.

2. In the Graphic and text styles docker, click the flyout button .

3. Click New, and click one of the following style types:

    • Graphic style

    • Artistic text style

    • Paragraph text style

4. Choose a style from the list.

5. Click the flyout button, and click Properties.

6. Click Edit beside a property.

7. Modify any text, fill, or outline properties.

You can also

Copy object properties            Choose a style, click the flyout button , click Copy properties from, and click the object.

Delete a style                          Right-click a style, and click Delete.

Rename a style                       Right-click a style, click Rename, type a new name, and press Enter.

Revert to an object’s style        Right-click an object using the Pick tool , and click Styles Revert to style.

 

Process to apply a graphic or text style

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To apply a graphic or text style

1. Select an object.

2. Click Tools Graphic and text styles.

3. In the Graphic and text styles docker, double-click a style.

 

Process to find objects assigned a specific graphic or text style

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To find objects assigned a specific graphic or text style

1. Click Tools Graphic and text styles.

2. Choose a style from the list in the Graphic and text styles docker.

3. Click the flyout button , and click Find.

 

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