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How do I set Arial as my permanent font?

asked 2018-12-09 21:00:54 +0100

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I want Arial to be my permanent font in all documents. I cannot find page set up where I would normally make such changes. How can I accomplish this task? common

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Posting answers as wiki may make sense in rare cases. A wiki question won't.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-12-09 23:08:17 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-12-09 23:16:10 +0100

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updated 2018-12-09 23:19:33 +0100

All the new documents are derived from a default template or from a template created or imported by the user and made the standard subsequently.
Thus: You need to create a template per document class with the preferred fonts and whatever attributes set for the respective styles and make it your standard using the template manager (>Files>Templates>Manage Templates).
Read the guide about templates and make sure to basically understand heritage to be able to do a good job creating templates.

(By the way: Why Arial? It' so ugly.)

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For some reason it is easier for me to read. Maybe it has to do with my astigmatism. I will do as you suggested and I thank you for taking the time to answer the question.

minnie77 gravatar imageminnie77 ( 2018-12-10 01:02:31 +0100 )edit

All done Lupp!

minnie77 gravatar imageminnie77 ( 2018-12-10 01:11:24 +0100 )edit

If you generally prefer fonts without serifs for personal reasons, that's ok, of course, as every personal decision. A little problem may arise for your templates because headings are set to such a font by default, this way distinguishing them from ordinary text.

A very personal remark by Lupp: There are many fonts without serifs, but a great many of these again are mimicking (somehow) the wrongly famous Helvetica. Arial is a specific example of this class. They all suffer from the absurd idea that abandoning serifs should also do away with curved lower ends - of lower case letters in specific for distinction, and that roughly straight lines should be represented by rectangular areas . For the sake of caprice the principle then is applied to "u" and "l" but not to "a" (which is a monster sui generis) and "t". Just write "Ilias" (the story of the Troian war ...(more)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-12-10 11:58:01 +0100 )edit
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