See also the "Styles" menu item .

A style defines the way text is formatted. It may defined any or all of

If you want to format a piece of text, then you must use a style, rather than formatting it explicitly. There is a set of common styles from which you must choose.

Advantages of styles

When you use styles, it is possible to reformat your document, and translate it into different representations in a more meaningful way. For example, an immediate benefit of using a style (Heading2) for your second level headings is that you can reformat all the level 2 headings in you document just by changing style Heading2. A less obvious advantage is that your level 2 headings can later be represented the right way if you ask for a translation into some other document format. Also, a list of contents can be automatically generated.

WorldWideWeb uses styles for loading information from remote servers, news items, etc. By changing your default style sheet, therefore, you can indulge your personal preference for the way that information is provided on your screen.

Style Sheets

A style sheet is a collection of styles. At any one time, WorldWideWeb uses a particular stylesheet for formatting text. You can load new styles into the sheet using the "load" button on the the "Styles" panel. You can save style sheets with the "Save" button.

When WWW starts, it searches for a style sheet to use as a default. It first trys ~/WWW/ and, failing that, /usr/local/lib/WWW/ which should have been installed when WorldWideWeb was installed .