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How do I change the default font in draw

asked 2017-05-03 22:49:16 +0200

Paul1949 gravatar image

I have to make many small text boxes and have tried to change the default font from liberation 24 to arial 9. I have not found the way to do it yet. Please help it is a hassle changing the font every time I start a new text box

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answered 2017-05-03 23:55:57 +0200

RGB-es gravatar image

Draw makes use of styles too so it is enough to modify the default style: open the style editor (F11), right click on "default" and then the font tab.

You can also save the modified document as your default template.

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answered 2017-07-08 11:00:38 +0200

Grantler gravatar image

updated 2017-07-09 13:49:06 +0200

You also could copy some different (means: different fonts inside; different background colors; different font colors...) text boxes into the gallery (create a new theme) and when done one simply has to draw/drag one of the samples into the page. And the best: You have a meaningful preview and the gallery theme permanently remains in your office profile in each applications (also: writer, e.g.).

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answered 2017-07-08 06:56:11 +0200

John1 gravatar image

updated 2017-07-08 07:01:04 +0200

I have the same frustrating issue. I select some text in a text box and have gone through and through the drop down menus and the tool bars and cannot find a way to change the font size. There are font size boxes in the tool bar but they have no effect on changing the text size that I have highlighted in the text box.

Also, F11 does not do anything.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi @John1, @RGB-es gave the solution: select the text box(es) then display Styles & Formatting in the sidbar, just double click a style (e.g. Title). Of course, you can modify existing styles or create your own.

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-07-08 07:12:07 +0200 )edit

Remark @John1: this "Me too" complaint should have been given as a comment because it is not an answer. Having it as an answer is misleading for people looking for a solution.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-07-08 07:54:58 +0200 )edit
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