Using Styles
Besides conveying raw information, titles
also contribute to the overall look of a project.
So, it’s common for all the titles in a project
to share similar characteristics. Using the
Styles feature, you can reapply your favorite
attributes quickly, without adjusting attrib-
utes time and time again.
The Current Style swatch always reflects the
current style of the text. Any modifications
you make to the style of the text updates the
Current Style swatch.
To assign a style to text:
1.
Select a text object or a range of text
(Figure 9.60).
2.
In the Title Styles panel, click a style
swatch (Figure 9.61).
The selected text uses the style you
selected (Figure 9.62).
Figure 9.62 The style is applied to the selection.
Figure 9.61 Click a style swatch in the Title
Styles panel.
Figure 9.60 Select a text object or a range of text.
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Figure 9.64 The default swatch always
appears in the upper-left corner, with a
small folded-corner (dog-ear) icon.
Figure 9.63 Right-click a style swatch,
and choose Set Style as Default in the
context menu.
To set a style as the default:
1.
Make sure no text objects in the drawing
area are selected.
2.
Right-click the style swatch you want to be
the default, and choose Set Style as Default
in the context menu (Figure 9.63).
The swatch moves to the upper-left corner
of the Styles panel. A dog-ear icon appears
in the corner of the selected style swatch
(Figure 9.64).
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To save a custom style:
1.
Select a text object or range of text that
has the attributes you want to save as a
style (Figure 9.65).
2.
In the Title Styles panels More menu,
choose Save Style (Figure 9.66).
A New Style dialog box appears.
3.
Enter the name of the style, and click OK
(Figure 9.67).
The style is added to the style swatches
(Figure 9.68).
4.
To view the styles by name, choose Text
Only from the Title Styles panel’s More
menu.
Tips
Commands in the Title Styles panel’s
menu also allow you to delete and
rename styles and change how the style
swatches look.
By default, style swatches show how an
uppercase and lowercase letter A look in
the style. If you want to, you can choose
Edit > Preferences > Titler and specify
other letters.
Figure 9.65 Select text that uses the attributes you
want to save as a style.
Figure 9.68 A swatch representing the
style appears in the Title Styles panel.
Figure 9.67 In the New Style dialog box, enter the
name of the style, and click OK.
Figure 9.66 In the Title Styles panel’s
More menu, choose Save Style.
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