Smart Styles are uniquely behaving library objects. Ordinary InDesign Library Objects are dragged to an InDesign document and the object itself will be placed on the target page. When dragging a WoodWing Smart Styles 4 element, the style of the Library Object is applied, but the object itself is kept in the Library.
This allows designers to apply the same style to many different page elements, text snippets, or tables: repetition becomes a thing of the past. With repetition reduced to a minimum, publishers enjoy considerable time savings and an improved productivity as a result. Smart Styles CS reduces the risk of errors as well.