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
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
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.