About StylesheetsA stylesheet provides a way to separate presentation (what a document looks like) from content (what it actually says). A common feature in most desktop publishing and word processing programs, stylesheets store and apply formatting to text and paragraphs.
Using StylesheetsUsing one or more stylesheets provides consistency within a document (like a help system) or within an organization, for example. Using styleguides also provides consistency. Styles commonly apply to both text and paragraph formatting.
- Headings and body text format:
- Typeface and font size
- Underlining, strike-through, bold, color
- Leading and kerning
- Paragraph styles:
- Spacing between paragraphs
- Numbered, bulleted lists and indentations
- Quotations too long to be inline with body text
- Justification: centered, align left/right
- Properties of running headers and footers
- Captions: explanatory text for figures and images
- Warnings and callouts