One thing to consider is that default styles can be defined at three different levels: document, page, and box. Default page styles will override default document styles, and default box styles will override default page styles. You can also style the actual paragraph. Here is an example:
If you have some steps that show something different happening, can you post them? The format we use for bug reports is a series of numbered steps, with ">>" showing the result of a previous step or series of steps (as above).
Answering a possible question: Xway shows "Use Master Style" when there is a master element and "Inherit Style" when there isn't a master element. The style is taken from the master element (if there is one) or inherited according to CSS rules (if there isn't a master element). The only master elements that exist in current release versions of Xway are: 1. The document master page, and 2. the pagediv on the document master page (styles for both are set in the Document Inspector). Future versions of Xway will have multiple master pages (and master elements).
Named styles are on our list of things to look at in future.Jeremy