As of Version 6.0, has been superseded by BaseStyle, LabelStyle and other options.

is an option for graphics functions and for Text which specifies the default style and font options with which text should be rendered.


  • The following forms of settings can be used:
  • "style"a specific cell style
    {opt1->val1,...}a list of option settings
    {"style",opt1->val1,...}a style modified by option settings
  • The options that can be given are as in Style.
  • settings can only be used when a notebook front end is present.
  • The default setting is TextStyle:>$TextStyle.
  • The style specified by in a graphics object is used by default for all text, including labels and tick marks.
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