Creating paragraph styles

You can create new paragraph styles from scratch and you can duplicate existing paragraph styles and edit the settings; for example, to format text consistently in multiple text frames.


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

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

  3. Enter a name for the style in the Name field.
  4. Optional: Select one of the available styles from the Parent menu.

    If you select a parent style, your paragraph style inherits its settings automatically for all options with deactivated sliders. If your paragraph style has activated sliders, which override its parent style settings, you can deactivate them to reset those options to follow the parent style.

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


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