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Text Font

Text Font

Text Font. The name and size of the default font for note text ($Text). This sets the default for $TextFont and $TextFontSize. Text size is set directly in Points.

Default is MercurySSm-Book at 16pt. Previously it has been variously: HoeflerText-Regular, Cochin, Lucida Grande, and originally Geneva.

As note default text size is also set via the OS Fonts dialog, a wider range of default sizes is possible than in early versions of Tinderbox.

When the default text font is changed, Tinderbox scans the text of every note in the document and changes each usage of the former text font to adopt the new font family while retaining the current size (see more).

From v9.1.0, changing the default text font in Document Settings now updates both the text font and font size in notes using the former default font and font size.

Edge case issues:

  • what happens to text styled to other than the default font face/size? Tinderbox does its best to handle bold and italic styles consistently.
  • what happens to text already at a different size? Tinderbox does not resize text at different sizes., i.e. non-normal sizes
  • if the first character of an existing note is not using the document' default Font/Size, do other parts of $Text using the default still update? Tinderbox scans the entire text, and update text that matches the old default.