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Pages '09: Applying Styles

Select a style from the Styles drawer, or click the Paragraph, Character, or List style buttons in the format bar, and then select a style from the pop-up list.

To open the Styles drawer, click the Styles Drawer button on the format bar or choose Show Style Drawer from the View menu.

To apply a style to one or more paragraphs, select the paragraphs you want to change, or select an entire text box, table, table cell, or shape that contains text. Click the Paragraph Styles button in the format bar, and then choose the style you want to apply.

A paragraph style applies to an entire paragraph. Applying a new paragraph style to text that’s already been styled replaces the current paragraph or list style.

  • To apply a character style, select the word or words you want to change, or select an entire text box, table, table cell, or shape that contains text. Click the Character Styles button in the format bar, and choose the style you want to apply.
  • A character style can be applied to selected text without affecting margins, text alignment, or other types of paragraph or list formatting. Additionally, character styles are preserved even when you change the paragraph or list style of text.
  • To apply a list style, place the insertion point wherever you want to begin typing your list, click the List Styles button in the format bar, choose the style you want to apply, and then type your list, pressing Return to begin each new bulleted or numbered point.
  • A list style applies to an entire paragraph. It does not affect the appearance of text (such as font, text size, and so on). The appearance is governed by the underlying paragraph style.

If you don't see character or list styles displayed in the Styles drawer, click the Show Character Styles or Show List Styles button in the bottom-right corner of the Styles drawer.

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