You can use Vellum’s Styles to quickly change the look of your entire book, or just adjust certain aspects.
- The Styles Pane
- Choosing a Book Style
- Feature Styles
The Styles Pane
To access the Styles pane, click the Styles button at the top of the Navigator:
Vellum’s Navigator lists the set of styles for your book. The editor to its right presents the options for the selected style:
Choosing a Book Style
To change the overall look of your book, select Book Style and spin through the pages shown in the Style Carousel to choose one that best suits your book.
When you change the style, it is instantly and uniformly applied to your book.
You can also move through the carousel by swiping on a multitouch trackpad or by using the left- and right-arrow keys.
Feature styles are listed below Book Style, and affect specific aspects of your book. Heading style, for instance, controls the appearance of chapter titles in your book.
Feature Styles are displayed in bold text if they affect an aspect of your book.
To return to the recommended style choices for your selected Book Style, click the reset icon in the upper-right corner of the Style Editor:
Ornamental Break Style
If your book includes Ornamental Breaks, you can use the carousel for this Feature Style to choose the ornament that best fits your book:
Vellum comes with a variety of options for ornamental breaks. If you’d prefer to use your own image, press the Custom Image button to select one.
After you choose an image, Vellum will display it in the editor and include feedback about whether your image is a suitable size for use as an ornamental break:
You can remove the custom image by holding down the Option key and clicking on the image.
The Body Style editor displays options for the text of each element:
Paragraph, hyphenation, and justification options apply to both ebook and print editions of your book.
Font family, size, and line spacing only apply to your print edition (in an ebook, these settings are determined by the reader). Vellum automatically configures these values according to your selected trim size and Book Style, but you can use the sliders here to make adjustments.
- I don’t see any drop caps in my book
The First Paragraph and Paragraph After Break styles only apply to the bodymatter of your book. If you don’t see your selected style, try converting your element into a Chapter (or Prologue or Epilogue).
- I only see a few options for style