No, I am importing the styles after the recording. So, when I record, I get text captions in Halo blue, or yellow, or..., instead of Ivory. The Ivory (and other object formatting) is consistent in an existing project, so I export the styles from the existing project, and import them into the newly recorded one. After doing the import, the styles are not reformatted.
It's my understanding you need to import that style file before starting the recording. There are a couple ways around it after the fact, but not necessarily the cleanest result.
If you saved the ivory styles as the default names, when you import the style file, Cp will prompt if you want to apply the imported styles to the existing objects.
If you named the styles, when you import the ivory style, you can select an appropriate object (a caption with the 'default caption style' let's say), change it to the ivory style, then click the little arrow below the style drop down. This will let you apply that ivory style to every object of the object style you choose.
That used the word 'object' and 'style' a lot. I hope that makes sense.