Mass font change

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garpu
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Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:05 pm Post

Okay, so as detailed in the linux forum, I'm somewhat obsessive in finding fonts I like. I think I've found one I like...this week. Is there a way to do a mass font change on every document in your draft folder? Or am I stuck going through it file by file? I've got about 13 chapters, and each chapter is made up of 6 or so smaller documents. ctrl-A, change font is kind of a pain in the backside. I can compile it easily enough with my font-of-the-week.
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Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:25 am Post

Unless it is "urgent" you might want to wait until the function that does this is developed. There will be a menu command you can run that will revert the formatting of a document to the application defaults, and this command will work on many selected items at once.
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Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:20 am Post

Gotcha. No, it's just my being fickle on what font I like to use. ;) I wasn't sure if there was a way to change all the fonts in all documents and I was missing it.
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Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:53 am Post

Heh, yeah I go through a big font changing ritual every once in a while too. You can date my projects by opening them up and comparing the font to whatever my fad of the era was.
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Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:28 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Heh, yeah I go through a big font changing ritual every once in a while too. You can date my projects by opening them up and comparing the font to whatever my fad of the era was.


At least I am not the only one who does this :)
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Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:41 pm Post

I think I've settled on New Century Schoolbook. :)
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Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:57 pm Post

I'm sure the rest of you will think I'm a boring stick in the mud, but several years ago I settled on Courier New for just about everything I write for myself. (My technical writing for work uses whatever font is the default in the document template.) I still have fond memories of writing on a typewriter as a kid and Courier New helps me recapture some of that sensawunda.

Fonts are fun. Sometimes TOO fun. :)
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Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:40 pm Post

Yeah, a nice typewriter font looks good, too. You can procrastinate a lot reading up about fonts and font design. ;)
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:42 pm Post

garpu wrote:Yeah, a nice typewriter font looks good, too. You can procrastinate a lot reading up about fonts and font design. ;)


Seconded.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:30 pm Post

It seems the `Documents/Convert/Formatting to Default Text Style` menu command is still not available in the latest beta. Any idea when it will be added? I just imported about 300 text files into my new project, and they were assigned a tiny, unreadable 8-point font. Is there no automated way to change the font in all these documents? This is going to be an ongoing issue for many of us who import text from external sources.

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Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:47 pm Post

reacher wrote:they were assigned a tiny, unreadable 8-point font. Is there no automated way to change the font in all these documents?


I may be missing something, but couldn't you select all the relevant documents in the binder, view them as scrivenings, select all their text, and assign your default font?

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Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:56 pm Post

I had tried that, but unfortunately it doesn't work. When in scrivenings mode and you try to select text, you can only select the text of one document at at time, even though you're looking at them all. Same goes with using Ctrl-A to 'select all' -- only the text in the document you have highlighted gets selected.

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Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:32 pm Post

Helvetica. All the way.

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Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:52 pm Post

devinganger wrote: I still have fond memories of writing on a typewriter as a kid and Courier New helps me recapture some of that sensawunda.


Some of us old-timey news writers from the hot lead era share your fondness. It's even better when combined with an old typewriter sound, as in WriteMonkey and other zenware editors. I wish they'd put it in Word (and Scrivener...) :)

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Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:48 pm Post

Yeah, I learned how to type on a typewriter, and I absolutely can't break myself of the habit of typing two spaces after a period.
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