Update or revert a paragraph style in Numbers on Mac
A paragraph style is overridden when you change the appearance of text (its colour or size, for example) that has that paragraph style applied to it. An override is indicated by an asterisk (*) or an asterisk and an Update button, next to the style name in the Paragraph Styles menu. To deal with an override, you can do one of the following:
Ignore it: Leave the override in place and keep the edits you made to your text.
Update the paragraph style to incorporate the overrides: If you update the paragraph style, all text in your spreadsheet that uses the style is also updated.
Remove the override: Revert your text to its original appearance and leave the paragraph style unchanged.
Note: For information on updating list styles, see Format lists.
Update a paragraph style
When you update a paragraph style, all text in the spreadsheet that uses that style is also updated.
Click anywhere in the text with the override.
Click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, then do one of the following:
If there’s an Update button: Click Update.
If there’s only an asterisk: Click the style name, then move the pointer over the style name in the Paragraph Styles menu. Click the arrow that appears, then select Redefine from Selection.
Revert style changes
If you don’t want to keep changes you made to text, you can revert the text to its original paragraph style (remove the overrides).
Click the paragraph with the override.
In the Format sidebar, click the Text tab, then click the paragraph style name at the top of the sidebar.
In the Paragraph Styles menu, click the style name (it has a grey tick to indicate an override).
The override is cleared, the text reverts to the original style and the tick changes to black.