Paragraph and Character Styles
Styles are useful in applying multiple formatting options at once with a single click. Styles can be applied to paragraphs, characters, and even tables.
It is easy to apply a set of styles to an entire paragraph with paragraph styles. To reveal the paragraph styles in the current document, open the Paragraph Styles panel. Here, you will see a list of styles in that document. Simply click any paragraph on the page and choose the desired paragraph style to apply the formatting.
You can double-click on any paragraph style to edit it. This opens the Paragraph Style Options dialog box in which you can specify the parameters you want to change. The Style Settings area shows a summary of the different parameters for this style.
Unlike the paragraph style, a character style can be set to define a single parameter such as font, color, size, or a combination of any of these.
Character styles can be set by opening the Character Styles panel and choosing the desired style.
Similar to the paragraph style, you can simply double-click any character style to open the Character Style Change dialog box. Even there, the Style Settings area shows a summary of the different parameters for this style.
Although technically possible, character styles should be applied only to a word or two or at the maximum, a sentence but never to a complete paragraph.