92. About Impress Styles
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
90 Format Presentation Text
93 Use a Style
Styles enable you to format text or graphics on your presentation's slides using a predefined format. By reusing styles, you reduce the amount of work you have to do to create and format a slide and to make your existing slides look the way you want them to look.
16 About Styles and Templates describes how to use styles in Writer documents. If you need to review terminology, you can review that task because the terminology is the same whether you're applying styles to Impress slides or to Writer documents.
The terminology of styles is similar across all the OpenOffice.org products. Impress, however, uses styles in a more limited manner. With Writer, for example, you can select a word, sentence , or paragraph and select a new style from the Style dialog box to apply to that text. As soon as you do, the text takes on all the formatting that the style defines.
Impress limits your use of styles in the following ways:
You can easily control your presentation's overall set of styles.
When you insert a new slide, you'll select a layout from the Layouts Task pane that most closely matches the slide you want to insert. All styles for that Layout are then available to you when you press F11 or select Format, Styles and Formatting from the menu.