Object style is a set of visual attributes, such as color and font. Objects in a project automatically inherit the styles defined in the theme applied to the project.

You can do the following with object styles:

  • Customize object styles by modifying the predefined style attributes

  • Import or export custom object styles from one project to another

  • Search for objects that use a specific style

Customize object styles

  1. Go to Edit > Object Style Manager.

  2. From the list of objects, select the object for which you want to customize the style.

    Note:

    Runtime Dialog is for the messages that are displayed when users click the Submit All button. For more information on Submit All, see Submitting all answers simultaneously.

  3. Click Clone, and then enter a name for the custom style.

  4. Specify the style properties, and click OK.

  5. To apply the style to an object, select the object and then select the object style from the Properties panel.

Editing object styles

Edit object styles using the Properties panel

The changes made to the object styles using the Properties panel are applied only to the selected instances of an object. When an object style is modified using this panel, the name of the style is prefixed with a '+' mark. This mark indicates that the style is now in an overridden state.

  • Click to apply the changes to objects that use specific styles. Click to merge the changes into the style. To replace any overridden instances of the style in the project, select Replace Overridden Styles.

  • Click to create a style that contains the modifications.

Edit object styles using the Object Style Manager

  1. Go to Edit > Object Style Manager.

  2. From the list of objects, select the object whose style you want to edit.

  3. From the list of styles, select the style you want to edit.

  4. Modify the properties of the style as required.

  5. Do either of the following:

    • To apply the changes and continue working with the Object Style Manager, click Apply.

    • To apply the changes and exit the Object Style Manager, click OK.

The changes made to the object styles using the Object Style Manager are applied to all instances of the object. However, instances of objects that are in the overridden state (indicated by a ‘+’ mark in the Properties panel) are not updated with the changes. To update such objects, select the objects and click in the Properties panel.

Export, import, and delete object styles

  • Go to Edit > Object Style Manager.

    • To export, select an option in the Export drop-down list and then click Export. Select a location to store the object style (in .cps format).

    • To import, click Import and then select the .cps file that corresponds to the required object style.

    • To delete, select the style to delete. Select a style to replace the current style, and then click OK.

Finding objects with specific styles

  1. Go to Edit > Find And Replace. The Find And Replace panel appears.

  2. Select the type of object in the Search In drop-down list.

  3. Select the style in the Style drop-down list.

  4. Do either of the following:

    • To find the objects that use the specified style one after the other, click Find Next.

    • To find all the objects in the project that use the specified style, click Find All. The search results are grouped slide-wise in the Find And Replace panel.

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