7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2011 10:18 AM by AlanUllman

    How to Set Default Font?

    Arch

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      How to Set Default Font?

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      I am currently using Filemaker Pro 7 (yes I know its old) and I read online somewhere that I should be able to set a default font so that every time I place an entry I do not have to change the font and size for each line.  Could someone please tell me how in detailed steps do I go about setting this default font? Thank you.

        • 1. Re: How to Set Default Font?
          raybaudi
             Hi Arch

          1) Go to Layout Mode
          2) Without selecting anything choose the font
          3) Go to Browse Mode.

          • 2. Re: How to Set Default Font?
            Arch
              

            Thank you for your advice Raybaudi, but it still is not working. 

            I switch to layout mode, then go into format and select the font and font size, then switch to the browse mode and it still is not working!!! what am i doing wrong?

            • 3. Re: How to Set Default Font?
              raybaudi
                 > what am i doing wrong?

              Nothing...

              The default font and size are NOW what you are chosed, but all previous fields and text objects are formatted with the OLD default font and size.

              Try to add a new field and you'll see the difference.


              • 4. Re: How to Set Default Font?
                TSGal

                Arch:

                 

                The answer from "raybaudi" is correct  (Thank you!).  However, for existing fields, go into Layout Mode and shift-click each of the existing fields you want changed, pull down the Format menu and select the appropriate font.  This will then change the way data is entered into those fields.

                 

                Let me know if you are still running into difficulty.

                 

                TSGal

                FileMaker, Inc. 

                • 5. Re: How to Set Default Font?
                  AlanUllman

                  How can I change the font and size for information that was pasted in? Many of the entries have pasted in information with styles/fonts that are not my default and it would be a lot of work to do each entry and field separately.

                  • 6. Re: How to Set Default Font?
                    philmodjunk

                    The best method is to use an auto-enter calculation to strip out the formatting. This will affect pasted in formatting on Macs (windows pastes unformatted, at least in XP) and also formatting applied when the user selects text in the field and applies a text format via the formatting toolbar.

                    TextFormatRemove ( Self )

                    Then clear the "do not replace existing value..." option.

                    This assumes that you are using a new version of FileMaker than 7 like the original poster. If you are using an older version, you will need to use the actual name of the field in place of "self" in this expression.

                    • 7. Re: How to Set Default Font?
                      AlanUllman

                      I'm using FM 11.

                      Would this work with the current, already entered data to change it to my default? If so, how do I go about doing it?

                      Is it easier than exporting all entries as text and then importing them?

                      Alan