displays with expr formatted using the specified option settings.


uses the option settings for the specified style in the current notebook.


displays using the specified color.


displays with fonts made bold.


displays with fonts made italic.


displays with fonts underlined.


displays with fonts made larger.


displays with fonts made smaller.


displays with font size n.

Style[expr,Tiny], Style[expr,Small], etc.

display with fonts that are tiny, small, etc.

Details and Options

  • 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[], )
    Bold text bold (FontWeight->"Bold")
    Italic text 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 Wolfram Language input
    "Label"display as a sans serif label
    "Menu"display like a system menu item
    "Output"display like Wolfram Language 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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Basic Examples  (3)

Use red font color:

Specify various properties of fonts:

Use a predefined style:

Specify the style of an individual graphic object:

Scope  (3)

Specify the font size in printer's points:

Specify the font properties:

Use graphics directives:

Specify the indentation, spacing, and alignment of text:

Options  (39)

Antialiasing  (2)

Use antialiasing by default:

Turn off antialiasing:

Background  (1)

Specify background colors:

ControlsRendering  (2)

Compare the default and generic appearances of Slider:


DefaultOptions  (2)

Locally set DefaultOptions:

Explicit option settings in an object override default options for that type of object:

Deployed  (1)

Disable general editing and selection in a cell while preserving interactive controls:

DigitBlock  (1)

Display integer digits in blocks of 3, separated by ",":

Editable  (2)

By default, the output cell is editable:

Make the output noneditable:

Enabled  (1)

Compare enabled and disabled Slider:


FontColor  (2)

Use red font color:

Specify the color without using an option:

FontFamily  (1)

Use "Courier" font family:

Use "Times" font family:

Use "Helvetica" font family:

FontSize  (2)

Specify the font size in printer's points:

Specify the absolute font size using predefined symbolic values:

Specify the font size without using an option:

FontSlant  (2)

Plain fonts:

Italic fonts:

Specify the font slant without using the option:

FontTracking  (1)

Different settings for FontTracking:

FontVariations  (1)

Underlined text:

Strike-through text:

Combine both:

FontWeight  (2)

Plain fonts:

Bold fonts:

Specify the font weight without using the option:

ImageSizeMultipliers  (2)

The original graphic size:

Specify that the graphic inside a list is 0.4 times its normal size:

Specify that the graphic inside a function is 0.2 times its normal size:

LineIndent  (1)

Specify the size of indentation:

No indentation:

LineSpacing  (1)

Double spacing:

Make the height of each line 10 printer's points:

Single spacing with 5 printer's points of extra space added to each line:

Magnification  (2)

Specify the level of magnification:

Magnification affects everything including margins:

NumberSeparator  (1)

Display integer digits in blocks of 3, separated by ",":

ScriptBaselineShifts  (1)

Default placement of subscripts and superscripts:

Shift subscripts down by 2 x-heights:

Shift subscripts down by 0 x-heights; shift superscripts up by 2 x-heights:

ScriptMinSize  (1)

Use ScriptMinSize to keep exponents from shrinking below a certain font size:

ScriptSizeMultipliers  (2)

Use ScriptSizeMultipliers to set the factor by which font size is reduced for superscripts:

ScriptSizeMultipliers->list uses different factors for different levels:

ShowStringCharacters  (2)

By default, quotation marks are shown around strings in input cells, but not in output cells:

Show quotation marks around strings in output cells:

SingleLetterItalics  (2)

Make variables with one-letter names appear in an italicized form:

Override single-letter italicization for a particular symbol in a TraditionalForm output:

TextAlignment  (1)

Align on the left:


Align on the right:

Wolfram Research (2007), Style, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2007), Style, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2007. "Style." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2007). Style. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_style, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Style}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 25-July-2024 ]}


@online{reference.wolfram_2024_style, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Style}, year={2007}, url={}, note=[Accessed: 25-July-2024 ]}