Section 92. About Impress Styles

92. About Impress Styles


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 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 must use styles applicable to the current slide Layout. In other words, if you insert a blank, empty slide into your presentation, you will not be able to apply any styles to that slide. Instead, you must format the slide using the Format menu instead of the Styles and Formatting window. If you insert a new slide using a slide Layout, such as the Title, Text Layout , the presentation styles defined by that Layout are available to you.

  • You can only modify a style by changing one of the Layout element's format and then changing the style. All existing slides that use that style, and all slides you add in the future to that presentation, use that modified style. In other words, if you add a slide with a title using a Layout from the Layout Task pane, as shown in the following figure, and you change the title's style, if you add a similar slide later, the new slide's title will take on the modified style, too.

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. 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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