Learn how to override formatting in an existing style and create a new style from those changes, name the new style, and apply the new style to existing content in a document.
- [Instructor] On occasion, when working with styles here in Pages and overriding the formatting that comes with a style, we have the option to update that style with those changes. On occasion, however, you want to keep the original style and maybe have a new version of that style instead that can be used elsewhere in the document. That means creating a new style. That's what we're going to do in this movie with our Leaf & Mortar Bio document, 0403. In the previous movie, if you were following along, we updated an existing style called Caption with a few adjustments, and applied it to all of the names and titles under Team here.
So just click in any one of them, such as Ailene's name and title here. I'm going to click in the word Landscape. We see that that's using the Caption style. There's no asterisks because we updated the changes we made to it. But maybe we want to keep this style and have another version of it. That means creating a new style. We'll start by selecting all of her name and title right to the end so we see that hidden paragraph symbol representing the hard return. That way, the changes we make will be to the entire paragraph and we'll be able to create a new paragraph style from that.
Let's say, for example, the new style doesn't need to be bolded. We'll turn bolding off. And perhaps maybe a taller font. So instead of 10 points, we'll bump it up to 11 points. And now, as you can see, the asterisk appears next to Caption, indicating we're updating the Caption style. Not what we want to do. What we want to do is create a new style from these changes and that means going to the drop-down and choosing a plus sign. Click there and you can see it actually creates a new style called Caption 1.
It's already based on the Caption style, it just adds the number afterwards, but we can call it whatever we want. For example, maybe Name and Title Heading, for example, that's more descriptive. Name and Title Heading, that'll be the new style. And as soon as we hit Return, that is the new style, and, as you can see, it's the selected style for our paragraph. You can click it to close that up. Now, if we go up here to Anthony's name and title, click anywhere up there, that's the old Caption style.
And if we want to use our new style, we just go to the drop-down, and go to Name and Title Heading. It's now applied. And, again, if we want to use it on the other names down below, we just go anywhere in the line itself and choose the appropriate style from the drop-down, Name and Title Heading, just like that. So we still have our original Caption style if we want to use that. But if we want to use the new one, we just simply select it from the drop-down here. We'll do it for every one of our names in our document.
There we go. So that's all there is to adding a new style. Make your adjustments and create a new style from the existing content and you'll save yourself a lot of time formatting your documents to look consistent.
- Customizing the user interface
- Setting up documents
- Formatting characters and paragraphs
- Working with built-in styles
- Adjusting page layout
- Working with templates
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- Working with tables and charts
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