What fonts do you use?

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Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:32 pm Post

Reddazrael wrote:<snip>

That said, I have a minor problem now: I want Merriweather for professional work and Source Sans Pro for creative work. Do I have to keep changing the default font through the options menu depending on which I'm working on, or is there an easier and quicker way to switch between default fonts?

First off, I'm a Mac user, so I hope you can do this using the Windows version; if not, you'll have to wait for v. 3 for Windows

Set up 2 project templates. Open a new project from the template chooser which is nearest to what you want; set the default paragraph style through Options using the font you want for that type of project, and then choose "Save as Template" from the File menu and assign it to an appropriate category. Do the same for your other type of project.

For your existing projects—again, I hope you can do this with the current version—go to 'Project > Text Preferences…', tick the "Use different default formatting …" and set the font in the dummy paragraph there. All new documents will then use that; for existing documents, if necessary, 'Documents > Convert > Convert Formatting to Default Text Style' is your friend.

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Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:20 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:<snip>

For your existing projects—again, I hope you can do this with the current version—go to 'Project > Text Preferences…', tick the "Use different default formatting …" and set the font in the dummy paragraph there. All new documents will then use that; for existing documents, if necessary, 'Documents > Convert > Convert Formatting to Default Text Style' is your friend.

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Mark


Thank you very much for your answer! Unfortunately, Windows does not appear to have the 'Text Preferences' option. So I suppose I will have to do it the other way. Ah well.

Thank you again!

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:14 pm Post

To bring this topic alive, I am curious if anybody uses Sitka font (Windows). I just discovered it recently, and i think it is excellent for drafting due to its great legibility. Real underrated gem! Any thoughts?

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:50 pm Post

Reddazrael wrote:
xiamenese wrote:<snip>

For your existing projects—again, I hope you can do this with the current version—go to 'Project > Text Preferences…', tick the "Use different default formatting …" and set the font in the dummy paragraph there. All new documents will then use that; for existing documents, if necessary, 'Documents > Convert > Convert Formatting to Default Text Style' is your friend.

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Mark


Thank you very much for your answer! Unfortunately, Windows does not appear to have the 'Text Preferences' option. So I suppose I will have to do it the other way. Ah well.

Thank you again!


Sorry about the late answer. In Windows Beta 2.9.0.8 it seems it's Project > Text Settings, not "Text Preferences" as in the Mac version. Simply different nomenclature.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:05 pm Post

Reddazrael wrote:I used Calibri for a very long time, until this topic encouraged me to look for something I liked better. I spent hours trying out different fonts. I spent a few months using Merriweather, which I absolutely love for my schoolwork or anything professional, but don't like for my fiction writing. I prefer sans serif fonts for that. I just spent another four hours last night hunting through fonts -- with viable candidates being Ubuntu, Lato, Open Sans, and Fira Sans, among a few others -- but no matter how many I tried, I always found something that I didn't like about them (Ubuntu, for instance, was rendering w's strangely in size 10 font, which was the only size that felt right). I was ready to give up and go back to Calibri when I hit on Source Sans Pro. I'm using it now for my creative work and I'm wondering where it's been all my life.

That said, I have a minor problem now: I want Merriweather for professional work and Source Sans Pro for creative work. Do I have to keep changing the default font through the options menu depending on which I'm working on, or is there an easier and quicker way to switch between default fonts?


If you have one project for professional work you can set it up with the styles you want and for any other professional prject you can import the styles from you professional project to all other professional projects. And, you can do the same for creative projects.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:12 pm Post

I use a variety of fonts. For me, this is a very interesting topic.