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I have downloaded a set of premade styles (*.qml). Where do I have to store this files for usage?. I am using QGIS 1.7 for windows.

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@Underdark,

thanks for answering, if found the following "solution": In the window "Layereigenschaften " (Layer-properties) click the button "Stil laden ..." (load style),now you can use this imported style. But I found no way to add these styles permanently to qgis-stylemanager

Btw: you can download this "open-street map"-styles from this site: http://www.sourcepole.ch/2010/2/28/spatialite QGIS-Styles für OpenStreetMap-Daten: Download

@Nathan, thanks for answering, yes I did mean qml

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do you mean .qml? qml is the qgis style file. gml is a vector format. –  Nathan W Sep 25 '11 at 1:01
    
@Kurt: Please accept an answer to mark this question as answered. –  underdark May 4 '12 at 12:47

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QGIS symbols are stored in an XML format. The file is called symbology-ng-style.xml. You can import new symbols through Style Manager - Import. They will be added to Style Manager permanently.

QML files are a little different. They contain all the style information for a layer. In case of a more complex setup, a layer style can contain many different symbols for different types of features within a layer. QML files can be save using "Save style" and loaded using "Load style". They can also be assigned to a data source as it's "default style". Whenever you load the layer in ANY project, it will be assigned that default style.

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+ if the qml has the same name as the layer in the same folder QGIS will try and load that as the default style as far as I know. –  Nathan W Sep 25 '11 at 21:54

You can try the new option "Embed Layer and Groups" which imports layers from an existing project. You can create a project with your main "themes", save it centrally, and then reuse its layers over and over again.

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