Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles 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 graphics styles and text styles. A graphics style consists of fill and outline settings that you can apply to graphics objects such as rectangles, ellipses, and curves. For example, if you have a group of objects in a drawing that use one graphics style, you can simultaneously change their fill by editing the graphics style. For more information on applying fills, see “Filling objects.” For more information about changing the appearance of outlines, see “Formatting lines and outlines.”

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 text.”

You can create a graphics 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 graphics 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 graphics style. Finding objects assigned a specific style makes editing that style even more efficient.


To create a graphics or text style from an object

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Right-click an object whose style properties you want to save.
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Click Styles CorelDRAW onestep Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles Save style properties.
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Enable one or more of the following check boxes:
Text
Fill
Outline
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Type a name for the style in the Name box.

CorelDRAW note Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles

 
When you create a style from an existing object, CorelDRAW does not automatically apply the style to an object. If you want an object to use the style, you must apply the style. For information about applying a style, see “To apply a graphics or text style.”

CorelDRAW tip Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles

 
You can also create a graphics or text style from an object by dragging the object to the Graphic and text styles docker.

To create or edit a graphics or text style

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles Graphic and text styles.
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In the Graphic and text styles docker, click the flyout button CorelDRAW pgx flyout arrow Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles.
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Click New, and click one of the following style types:
Graphic style
Artistic text style
Paragraph text style
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Choose a style from the list.
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Click the flyout button, and click Properties.
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Click Edit beside a property.
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Modify any text, fill, or outline properties.

You can also
Copy object properties
Choose a style, click the flyout button CorelDRAW pgx flyout arrow Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles, click Copy properties from, and click the object.
Delete a style
Right-click a style, and click Delete.
Rename a style
Right-click a style, click Rename, type a new name, and press Enter.
Revert to an object’s style
Right-click an object using the Pick tool CorelDRAW pgx pick tool Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles, and click Styles CorelDRAW onestep Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles Revert to style.


To apply a graphics or text style

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Select an object.
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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles Graphic and text styles.
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In the Graphic and text styles docker, double-click a style.

To find objects assigned a specific graphics or text style

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles Graphic and text styles.
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Choose a style from the list in the Graphic and text styles docker.
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Click the flyout button CorelDRAW pgx flyout arrow Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles, and click Find.

Creating, applying, and editing graphics styles or text styles