Change a paragraph’s appearance, tab stops, margins, background color, page breaks, and more by modifying its paragraph style.

To modify a paragraph style:
  1. Click the Styles Drawer button in the format bar to open the Styles drawer.

    Select the paragraph style that most closely matches the style you want to design, or select Free Form.

  2. Type some text and format it to look the way you want. For information about formatting the look of text, see Formatting Text Size and Appearance.

  3. Set the text alignment, character and line spacing, and the spacing before and after the paragraph using the controls in the format bar or in the Text pane of the Text inspector. For more information, see Setting Text Alignment, Spacing, and Color.

  4. If the paragraph style requires special tab stops, set them in the Tabs pane of the Text inspector. For more information, see Setting Tab Stops to Align Text.

  5. If you want the paragraph style to be indented relative to the page margins, set the paragraph indents in the Tabs pane of the Text inspector.

  6. Click More in the Text inspector to select more formatting options.

  7. In the Styles drawer, click the arrow to the right of the paragraph style name, and then choose an option.

    • Create New Paragraph Style from Selection:  
      This doesn’t alter the existing style, but creates a new style based on the formatting choices you’ve made in the previous steps. If you select this, type a name for the new style, and then click OK.
    • Redefine Style from Selection:  
      Redefines the existing paragraph style for the whole document. If you choose this, your formatting changes will apply to all other instances of this style throughout the document. (But any character styles that have been applied will not be affected.)
    • Revert to Defined Style:  
      Removes style overrides and the selected text takes on the default attributes of the selected style.
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