Office style themes

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I find myself constantly changing fonts, colors and line sizes in order to conform to our company marketing guidelines. Additionally, there are some transitions that I prefer over others. It would be cool to be able to save these kinds of things as a theme, like there is for Office applications. 
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Hello!  I agree with this suggestion. I recently called support, and they told me I could save objects to the library for later use. This helped quite a bit as a workaround, but it is not the same as styles. (See Problems section below.)

1. Create the object with all the formatting you want.
2. Right-click the object on the timeline and select Add to Library.
3. In the library, right-click the object and give it an intuitive name (like you would a style).

I haven't figured out how to modify the library object later. It seems you have to recreate the object and save it to the library again. 

When you save the object to the library, it don't think it changes all other objects in the project like a style would. 

When you delete an object from the library, you get a scary warning about how deleting objects from the library could mess up your project. Be sure to make a backup first!
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Using C9 mostly for corporate work that must conform to corporate standards, not having a possibility to set a default is a major drawback. Be sure that the look&feel people at HQ will, as a rule, select forms and colours that make you fiddle and fiddle to get it right.