This piece of DrawingML deals with the definition of the shared aspects contained within a document theme. The shared-style sheet defines an application-independent set of styling that can be applied to objects within a document and which affects the look of the document and the information and objects it contains. For example, in a presentation, shapes can have a certain look, whereas in an e-mail, all of the text can have certain properties, and headings are styled.

A second topic is the definition of a table style as used within DrawingML. A table style defines the look of a table regardless of the data present in that table.