In seven of the eight function groups in the Text style module,
you will find this and the icon described next in the bottom row. The
Change text style icon allows you to apply style changes to the
selected text and if desired also to include a new style in the text
style list. If you have not selected any text when you click on this
icon, Calamus will ask if you want to apply the new style to the
entire piping chain. Changes in text style will not take effect until
you click on this icon. This function is not restricted to the current
function group; you can choose a different font in the
selection function group, then select a smaller font size in the
style icon. Calamus will then apply both changes at the same time.
If you have activated the so-called
Smart mode for text
style changes in the function group
Style list in the dialog
Text style list parameters, a click on this icon only changes
the current text style parameters for the current text area. (Current
text area can be a marked text block, the whole content of a text
frame or the whole content of a text pipe.) The other text style
attributes of already existing styles are conserved then.
You have used 20 different text styles (Frutiger bold 20 pt black, Times 12 pt green, Garamond 14 pt 50% gray, etc.). Now you want to change all text styles in the way that all styles use the Baskerville font only – all other style attributes shall remain.
Chose the first function group (
Change text style. Then the text will
be redrawn, while font sizes, colours etc. are still the same. Only
the font face has been changed.
(See more explanations for the Smart mode in the chapter
Misc. settings dialog (called by
list parameters icon of the Text style list function group) has
List radio button active for
New or press [Return] in the following
alert dialog – naturally only if it is not present already. You
will then see the following dialog:
This admittedly very comprehensive dialog will be described fully further below.
Calamus makes a sensible suggestion for the name of the new text
style. With the [Cancel] button in the lower right corner of the
dialog you can also abort the complete
Change text style
Tip: Too many different text styles in a document is hard on the eye and difficult to work with. A good guideline is the length of the text style list: As soon as you have to scroll because there are more styles than fit in the window, you should think about restyling your document and deleting superfluous text styles.
If the new style is present more than once in the list already, a
selection box appears listing the corresponding styles. Here you can
choose which of these is to be assigned to the selected text. This
function is useful, for instance, if you originally wanted to use text
styles with the same name for titles, body copy and footnotes, but
also wish to leave open the possibility for subsequent changes. To do
this, first define a text style and copy this twice (see below,
text style to list function) and change the name to suit. Now you
only have to ensure that you assign the correct style to the
appropriate parts of the text. By changing the text style in the list
you can then alter all titles, body copy or footnotes at once.