Frames are often used as containers for text or graphics. To provide consistency in the appearance of frames used for similar purposes, it is a good idea to define styles for frames. For example, you might want photographs to be enclosed in a frame with a drop-shadowed border, line drawings in a frame with a plain border, marginal notes in a frame without a border but with a shaded background, and so on.
Writer provides several predefined frame styles, which you can modify as needed; and you can define new frame styles. The technique for defining and applying frame styles is similar to that for other styles.
|| There is considerable overlap between the uses of frames and of sections for some page layout purposes. You may find it useful to take a look at
Chapter 4 (Formatting Pages) for information about the use of frames and sections.