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How do I change Libreoffice Draw's text box font default from 24 to 12? [closed]

asked 2013-09-29 23:25:47 +0100

mybluelife gravatar image

updated 2013-09-29 23:27:12 +0100

I have opened a .PDF in Draw so I can type in text to fill out an application form. But every time I use the text box tool, the font resets to 24. That strikes me as being rather silly since that font size is way to big and rarely used on typical documents. Font size 12 is what I need. But every time I select the text box tool, it resets to 24 and I have to stop and manually change it to 12 before I start typing. So how do I change the default? I can't seem to find that option in the menus.

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answered 2013-09-30 00:21:09 +0100

w_whalley gravatar image

When I inserted a text box in a PDF opened in Draw, I found it was using the Default graphics style. With the cursor in the text box, press F11 to open the styles and formatting box. Right-click the default style and Modify the style with different fonts, style, size, etc. This will change all the text boxes that use the default style.

You can define other styles if you don't want all the text boxes formatted the same way.

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Bug fdo#67665 may be related, although this has now been fixed for v4.1.1 and v4.1.2.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-09-30 02:54:57 +0100 )edit

@w_whalley Where can I find documentation on defining other styles? "You can define other styles if you don't want all the text boxes formatted the same way."

alpha_ahpla gravatar imagealpha_ahpla ( 2017-12-23 14:31:26 +0100 )edit

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