Styles are sets of reusable object properties that are saved for later use, such as Fills, Borders, Effects and text properties. They give you the ability to make design changes quickly. They help maintain design consistency.
If you change properties of an object with an applied shared style, the change is reflected in all other objects that share the same style. Corel Vector doesn’t sync styles automatically, but you can sync them with a click of a button.
Create a shared style
To create a new shared style, open the Style drop-down on the Appearance panel.
Select Create New Shared Style from the drop-down.
The Style Creator (1) dialog opens, where you can set a name (2) of the shared style and control the style’s properties (3).
Style — this includes the object’s Blending mode and opacity
Fill — all applied fills and their properties
Border — all applied borders and their properties
Effects — all applied effects and their properties
Text — Character and Paragraph properties – Font Family (Typeface), Font style (Bold, Italic, etc.), Font Size, Color, Paragraph Alignment (Left, Center, Right, and Justify), Letter Spacing (Tracking), Word Spacing, Line Height (Leading). Text properties are selected automatically when a text object is selected.
Styles usually contain all object properties. However, controlling what properties are synced can be very helpful in situations when you only want to keep certain parts of a design consistent. For example, you can keep effects in sync, but having different fills and borders.
Apply a graphic style
After a shared style is created, you can apply it to other objects. Select an object or a group of objects, then open the Style drop-down.
Select the name of the shared style.
All effects and properties are transported from one object to another.
Sync a shared style
After you change an object;’s properties, you can change the shared style by clicking the Sync button.
All changes are reflected in objects with the same shared style.
Manage a shared style
To delete, rename or edit a shared style, select Organize Shared Style in the style drop-down.
The Style Organizer dialog opens displaying all available shared styles.
Hover over a style to display the delete (2) and edit (3) icons.