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Style[expr, options]
displays with expr formatted using the specified option settings.
Style[expr, "style"]
uses the option settings for the specified style in the current notebook.
Style[expr, color]
displays using the specified color.
Style[expr, Bold]
displays with fonts made bold.
Style[expr, Italic]
displays with fonts made italic.
Style[expr, Underlined]
displays with fonts underlined.
Style[expr, Larger]
displays with fonts made larger.
Style[expr, Smaller]
displays with fonts made smaller.
Style[expr, n]
displays with font size n.
Style[expr, Tiny], Style[expr, Small], etc. display with fonts that are tiny, small, etc.
  • Style can be used in both ordinary expressions and graphics.
  • Style[expr, spec1, spec2, ...] allows the speci to be any list or sequence of the following:
opt1->val1,...explicit options
"style"a named style from the current stylesheets
color directive color (Red, RGBColor[...], ...)]
graphics directive (Thickness[...], ...)
Boldtext bold (FontWeight->"Bold")
Italictext italic (FontSlant->"Italic")
Underlinedtext underlined
Largertext larger
Smallertext smaller
n (any number) text with font size n (FontSize->n)
Tiny, Small, etc. text with absolute size
  • Style can use any option listed in the Option Inspector in the notebook front end.
  • Style can use any graphics directive or list of graphics directives.
  • In Style[expr, spec1, spec2, ...]explicit settings given in the speci always override settings defined by named styles in the speci, regardless of the order in which they occur.
  • For explicit settings, the first occurrence of a setting for a given option will be the one used.
  • Directives such as Red or Bold are treated as equivalent to their corresponding option settings.
  • A few common explicit options include:
Backgroundbackground color
Editablewhether the contents are editable
FontFamilyfont family
Hyphenationwhether to hyphenate in text
Selectablewhether the contents are selectable
  • A few common named styles include:
"Button"display like text in a system button
"Graphics"display like graphics
"Input"display like Mathematica input
"Label"display as a sans serif label
"Menu"display like a system menu item
"Output"display like Mathematica output
"Panel"display like text in a system panel
"PopupMenu"display like a system popup menu
"Section"display as a section heading
"SmallText"display like small text
"Subsection"display as a subsection heading
"Text"display like ordinary text
"Title"display like a title
  • When Style objects are nested, the specifications of the innermost one control the display of a particular expression.
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