Applying Styles to Objects

Applying styles to an object is a very simple task. Create a new document 250 X 250 with a transparent background. At the Auto Shapes panel select one of the shapes. I am using the arrow Auto Shape.

Auto Arrow Shape

Open the Styles panel if it is not open (Windows>Style) and with the Auto Shape still selected click on one of the style options in the panel:

Object Styles

When you select a style it changes the appearance of the style of your object on the document canvas. Here is an example of a style that I edited and saved:

Arrow Style

You can also create your own style. For example you have created some text or objects that you want to use throughout a presentation or web site, you can store this style in the Styles panel for future use. I am going to edit the above style to show you just how easy it is to create your own style. Change the stroke on the Properties panel to blue set to the following settings:

Arrow with Blue Stroke

Your arrow should now appear like the picture below:

Red and Blue Arrow

To create a new style:

Style Dialog Box

To delete a style:

If you want to change the attributes that a style contains, you can edit the style from the Styles panel.

To edit a style:

You may want to share styles with other Fireworks users to save time and maintain consistency. You can share styles by exporting them for use on other computers.

To export styles:

Export Style

To import styles:

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