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Real World: Adobe Creative Suite 2 by Steve Werner, Sandee Cohen

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Chapter 8. Working with Style

Although the title alludes to elegance, this chapter is actually about working more productively. For years, page-layout software has allowed you to define each element in a document with a distinctive definition for its typeface, point size, alignment, and other formatting. So a headline is given one style name, body text another, captions another, and so on. These styles allow people to make very intricate changes to text with a single click.

It didn’t take software developers long to realize that the convenience of text styles could also be applied to objects. That’s when graphic or object styles were added to software.

The same concept was then added to web pages, to format and position elements using the feature ...

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