Understanding Style Designer
Style Designer allows you to modify how various styles appear in your generated output. You can define how paragraphs, characters, tables, and images are displayed. You can also modify other aspects of your content, such as page layout and how page breaks are established. Style Designer defines the appearance of your online content, such as the color or font of a paragraph style, the style of a table border, the layout of a page, and the file format of your images in your generated output.
ePublisher uses the styles in your source documents to define how to transform and present your content online. ePublisher intelligently senses the styles in the source documents and presents a list of these styles in Style Designer. You can then define your generated output by specifying properties and options for each style. By using styles in your source documents, you have great control over your output. In Style Designer, the Properties tab controls the appearance of the selected style and the Options tab controls the behavior of the selected style in your generated output.
For example, if you are using a style called Heading 1 in your source document, ePublisher lists this style in your project with the other styles used in your source documents. If you select Heading 1 from the list of styles in Style Designer, you can then define all content that has that style to appear a specific way in your generated output. These modifications do not affect your source documents. ePublisher is essentially a filter that transforms your source documents into the output format you need.
You can also use a custom CSS file to modify the appearance of your content instead of using Style Designer for HTML-based output formats. For more information, see “Using a Custom CSS to Modify the Appearance of Content” on page 161.