Style class

Style class

Represents a single built-in or user-defined style. To learn more, visit the Working with Styles and Themes documentation article.


Name Description
aliases Gets all aliases of this style. If style has no aliases then empty array of string is returned.
base_style_name Gets/sets the name of the style this style is based on.
built_in True if this style is one of the built-in styles in MS Word.
document Gets the owner document.
font Gets the character formatting of the style.
is_heading True when the style is one of the built-in Heading styles.
is_quick_style Specifies whether this style is shown in the Quick Style gallery inside MS Word UI.
linked_style_name Gets the name of the Style linked to this one. Returns empty string if no styles are linked.
list Gets the list that defines formatting of this list style.
list_format Provides access to the list formatting properties of a paragraph style.
name Gets or sets the name of the style.
next_paragraph_style_name Gets/sets the name of the style to be applied automatically to a new paragraph inserted after a paragraph formatted with the specified style.
paragraph_format Gets the paragraph formatting of the style.
style_identifier Gets the locale independent style identifier for a built-in style.
styles Gets the collection of styles this style belongs to.
type Gets the style type (paragraph or character).


Name Description
equals(style) Compares with the specified style. Styles Istds are compared for built-in styles only. Styles defaults are not included in comparison. Base style, linked style and next paragraph style are recursively compared.
remove() Removes the specified style from the document.


Shows how to create and apply a custom style.

doc = aw.Document()

style = doc.styles.add(aw.StyleType.PARAGRAPH, "MyStyle") = "Times New Roman"
style.font.size = 16
style.font.color =

builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)

# Apply one of the styles from the document to the paragraph that the document builder is creating. = doc.styles.get_by_name("MyStyle")
builder.writeln("Hello world!")

first_paragraph_style =

self.assertEqual(style, first_paragraph_style)

# Remove our custom style from the document's styles collection.

first_paragraph_style =

# Any text that used a removed style reverts to the default formatting.
self.assertFalse(any( == "MyStyle" for s in doc.styles))
self.assertEqual("Times New Roman",
self.assertEqual(12.0, first_paragraph_style.font.size)
self.assertEqual(drawing.Color.empty().to_argb(), first_paragraph_style.font.color.to_argb())

Shows how to create and use a paragraph style with list formatting.

doc = aw.Document()
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)

# Create a custom paragraph style.
style = doc.styles.add(aw.StyleType.PARAGRAPH, "MyStyle1")
style.font.size = 24 = "Verdana"
style.paragraph_format.space_after = 12

# Create a list and make sure the paragraphs that use this style will use this list.
style.list_format.list = doc.lists.add(aw.lists.ListTemplate.BULLET_DEFAULT)
style.list_format.list_level_number = 0

# Apply the paragraph style to the document builder's current paragraph, and then add some text. = style
builder.writeln("Hello World: MyStyle1, bulleted list.")

# Change the document builder's style to one that has no list formatting and write another paragraph. = doc.styles.get_by_name("Normal")
builder.writeln("Hello World: Normal.") + "Styles.paragraph_style_bulleted_list.docx")

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