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is an option for formatting and related constructs that specifies the base style to use for them.
  • An option setting BaseStyle->spec in a construct obj specifies that the construct should always automatically be displayed as Style[obj, spec].
  • Any style specification as used in Style can be used as a setting for BaseStyle.
  • Typical forms of settings include:
"style"a named style from the current stylesheets
{opt1->val1,...}a list of explicit option settings
{"style",opt1->val1,...}a named style modified by option settings
  • Color directives such as Red, as well as text specifications such as Bold or Small, can be given in place of options, just as in Style.
  • Any outside styles not explicitly overridden by settings in BaseStyle will still be used.
  • Style specifications given in BaseStyle are typically added to default specifications given in the current stylesheet.
  • For an object of type obj, the default style specifications are typically those associated with a style named "obj".
Set the starting style:
Use a named style:
Set multiple font option settings:
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