Attribute Data Type:
Attribute Default Value:
Attribute Inherited from Preferences?
Attribute First Added:
font [other font-type attributes]
TextFormat [other TextFormat Group attributes]
No [other read-only attributes]
No [other intrinsic attributes]
Default display font for new notes
The default value is inherited from Preferences, Text, Font. The default is MercurySSm-Book (at 16pt).
This attribute allows a class of notes (e.g. via a prototype) to inherit a specific body text font via a prototype.
$TextFont is easily overridden simply by selecting a font from the Font palette.
IMPORTANT: Changes to this attribute affect only those notes with no current $Text. Once anything has been added to $Text, inheritance is broken. Thereafter $Text uses the relevant attribute settings as at the time the text was added; they are effectively 'baked' into the $Text. The only way to 'reset' text with the wrong $TextFont value is to select the text and apply plain text formatting (Style menu). WARNING: setting plain text resets all $Text styling attributes. It is not possible to 'reset' only font but not colour, text size, bolding, etc., as might be otherwise intuited.
$TextFont is used for any Text set via an action or rule.
The $TextFont for the current note—or $Text selection therein, can be set using Format menu ▸ Font menu ▸ Show Fonts and using the OS Fonts palette to select the desired font name/face/size.