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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the "Style Type" drop down for?

 The "Style Type" defines what HTML formatting that style is based on. As is explained in the TypeRoom Editor Screencast, the chosen (HTML) formatting of an element — ie, whether it is a paragraph (p), primary heading (h1), secondary heading (h2), etc — is important for various reasons (such as search engine optimization). A style can be tied to a specific type of HTML formatting using this style type drop down. If you choose a style type of, for example, an h3, then whatever paragraph that style is applied to in the future will always be converted into an h3. Alternatively you can select 'text selection' and the style will just apply to whatever text is selected, or, if your cursor is in a block and nothing is selected, it will be assigned to the current block (whatever type it may be).

Why are some attributes on some styles not able to be updated?

When a style is already defined in your site's general stylesheet somewhere (as created by your designer), AND created in the style manager, some attributes of your new style may come into conflict with this original style. In this case, it's best to ask your designer to update the original style, or have your designer recreate the style in the style manager so you can modify it.

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