Format Font

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Format Font

Click the dialog icon in the Font group to display the Font dialog

Click the dialog icon in the Font
group to display the Font dialog

This is a standard font formatting dialog. Everything should be familiar from word processing programs and pretty self-explanatory. Exactly the same dialogs are displayed for formatting text manually and for defining styles. The only difference when you define a style is that your formatting is stored in the style for reuse. All font attributes can either be used directly or for defining styles.

The Format Font dialog:

This dialog is displayed by clicking on the little Dialog icon

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Font formatting principles:

When formatting text manually select text before selecting the Font dialog to apply formatting to text.

If you apply font attributes without selecting text they will only be applied to new text typed at the current cursor position.

Remember that only standard fonts will be present on most user's computers for most output formats!

Font tab options:

The only option here that is not self-explanatory is Script:, which is important for texts in non-English languages. If you are having problems with displaying special characters in these languages always check the Script setting, particularly if you have imported your text from RTF, HTML or CHM files.

Character Spacing tab options:

Character spacing:

These options increase or decrease the spaces ("leading") between individual characters. The effects are shown directly in the preview box.

Horizontal scaling:

This "stretches" or "compresses" the text horizontally. The effects are shown directly in the preview box.

See also:

Text Formatting and Styles