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The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import some custom color ramps, but I can't see a way to do it... and I hoped in the style database!

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Can you point us to some online examples we could download and look at? I'm curious... – Spacedman Aug 20 '12 at 13:00
Have found some now, but having trouble extracting the OLE type in the Color Ramps table (am using Linux...). – Spacedman Aug 20 '12 at 14:33
Here is a stripped down style DB. It only contains some color ramps – giohappy Aug 20 '12 at 14:36

I think these Tips for editing your style files with Microsoft Access may be your best lead in or Ask A Cartographer.

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