Character styles provide a way to customize the formatting for individual characters. Use character styles to change the properties of a character, word or selected part of a paragraph. When you apply a character style to a text selection, the character style properties override the corresponding paragraph character properties.
For example, if you apply a character style with 15pt font size to a selection in a paragraph with character property of 12pt font size, the selection is set to 15pt, while the rest of the paragraph remains with 12pt font size.
The Default Character Style is actually the set of character properties of the current paragraph style. Use the Default Character Style to reset the character properties of the selection to those of the paragraph style. You cannot customize the Default Character Style.
Direct formatting overrides any formatting provided by a character style. To remove direct formatting from a selection, use CommandCtrl+M).(
Use the Contains section in the Organizer to see the properties of the character style.