Creating character styles

You can create new character styles from scratch and you can duplicate existing character styles and edit the settings.


  1. Choose Library > Character Styles to open the Character Styles dialog.
  2. Create a new character style in one of the following ways:
    • To create an entirely new character style, click New in the action bar.

    • To create a copy of an existing character style, select it in the character styles list and click New From Selection in the action bar.

  3. Enter a name for the style in the Name field.
  4. Activate and change the options as required.

    Only activated options have an effect on the text. If you deactivate options, their settings are reset.

  5. Optional: If you want the character style to be available in all future projects you open on your computer, click Save as Default in the character styles list action bar.
  6. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


The new character style is created. If you clicked Save as Default so that it appears as , the character style is available in all future projects on your computer.