Font defaults to size 8 [BUG LOGGED]

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:58 pm Post

Ahoy all ^^

Not sure if this is what's referred to in the update thread as the font fix to come, but for some reason my fonts are all over the place. The main two problems seem to be that it won't bring in a blanket font for the whole set of documents, and on the corkboard the largest font size I can have for the titles and descriptions is 8 in any font.

Apologies if this has already been picked up, chewed on and dealt with ^^ I did have a glance through the forums to see if there were any likely topics already.

-Steve

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:35 pm Post

I've gotten this one, as well. Sometimes when I switch documents within scrivener, and sometimes when I exit and restart. I can't reliably reproduce it, though.
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Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:03 am Post

I have the same issue, and it's completely reproducible.

Every new text object ("document") is 8pt MS Dialog

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:27 am Post

Yup - and it only seems to happen on the last document in a multi-doc setup? I had a separate doc for Chapter 2 and it only changed that to size 8. WHen I had a single file it always changed that file.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:47 pm Post

truckpoetry wrote:Yup - and it only seems to happen on the last document in a multi-doc setup? I had a separate doc for Chapter 2 and it only changed that to size 8. WHen I had a single file it always changed that file.


I thought this, but two documents in the same folder were suddenly size 8 font. All I can come up with was that they were the last two I'd worked on the night before. I had scrivener up and open most of the day, since I wanted to keep track of session target word counts. I exited the program by closing the window. Perhaps it's a preference not being saved?
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:16 pm Post

I've been having the same problem. There is one situation when all my fonts change to MS Shell Dlg 2 size8 and that is when I backup the complete project. Whatever the font is before the backup, after the back every is MS Shell Dlg 2 including the cards on the corkboard. At other times it appears to be random with only some of my scenes changing font. Whatever, it's very bizarre behaviour.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:31 pm Post

Same problem.

1)I'll open Scrivener and make a new document. I'll change the font of that document to, say Verdana 12. I'll write a few paragraphs.

2)Then (because I'm doing NaNo sprints) I'll copy a paragraph into a new document to check a specific wordcount. When the new doc opens, the font says MS Shell Dlg 2 with a size of 8. The section I paste will be in Verdana 12.

3)When I go back to my original document, if I click on the blank space after the typed words, the font changes automatically to the default MS Shell Dlg 2, size 2 (though all the typed words will remain in Verdana 12).


Since I'm doing sprints, I go through this routine multiple times a day. Every single time I do it, the font changes to MS Shell 8 no matter which font I choose.

I tried changing the default under Edit ->Options -> Editor, but it hasn't changed anything.

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Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:15 pm Post

This problem has been addressed. It should be fixed in update 1.3, whenever Lee makes that available to us. :D
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Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:14 pm Post

Thanks! I've been keeping an eye on this thread. I think what I want from my font choice is for it to globally affect all of my Scrivenings, even when I import something. Not sure if that's something I won't get or not!

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Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:02 pm Post

Excelent! I had the same problem. I've just installed beta 3 :D . I guess everything will be perfect.

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Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:59 pm Post

RSMcGowan wrote:This problem has been addressed. It should be fixed in update 1.3, whenever Lee makes that available to us. :D


Well, actually this was addressed in the November 7 update message. Basically the "empty paragraph" problem he is referring to is the MS Shell Dig 8 weirdness. However the paragraphs that have words typed should stay the same now rather than varying.

The various paragraph/line spacing importing idiosyncrasies should be fixed by the time of the official release and has to do with the RTF reading/writing part of the program.
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Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:53 pm Post

While the regular fonts seem to be fixed for me (except the empty paragraphs of course), I am unable to change my corkboard font size or any document note font size.

The corkboard will not move out of 8 pt when I try to change it via Edit > Options. The apply button doesn't change it, nor does just clicking 'Okay'.

I AM able to change the font type, but not the size. And oddly enough it flips back and forth within the Options itself.

  • Edit > Options
  • Select Corkboard tag
  • Fonts - Index Title (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Index Title now reads (Helvetica [12])
  • Fonts - Index Text (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Index Text now reads (Helvetica [12]) and Index Title now reads (Helvetica [8]).
  • Fonts - Status Stamp (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Status Stamp now reads (Helvetica [12]), Index Text now reads (Helvetica [8]) and Index Title reads (Helvetica [8]).

This happens no matter which font style I choose and when I simply hit Apply and/or Okay all of them read [8] in the font style I last chose.

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Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:51 am Post

Jusein wrote:While the regular fonts seem to be fixed for me (except the empty paragraphs of course), I am unable to change my corkboard font size or any document note font size.

The corkboard will not move out of 8 pt when I try to change it via Edit > Options. The apply button doesn't change it, nor does just clicking 'Okay'.

I AM able to change the font type, but not the size. And oddly enough it flips back and forth within the Options itself.

  • Edit > Options
  • Select Corkboard tag
  • Fonts - Index Title (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Index Title now reads (Helvetica [12])
  • Fonts - Index Text (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Index Text now reads (Helvetica [12]) and Index Title now reads (Helvetica [8]).
  • Fonts - Status Stamp (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Status Stamp now reads (Helvetica [12]), Index Text now reads (Helvetica [8]) and Index Title reads (Helvetica [8]).

This happens no matter which font style I choose and when I simply hit Apply and/or Okay all of them read [8] in the font style I last chose.


Having this problem too. I'm using a font that is a big larger in size 8, but it's still quite annoying ...

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Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:26 am Post

The corkboard font size has been raised as a bug in another post.

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Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:29 pm Post

Jusein wrote:While the regular fonts seem to be fixed for me (except the empty paragraphs of course), I am unable to change my corkboard font size or any document note font size.

The corkboard will not move out of 8 pt when I try to change it via Edit > Options. The apply button doesn't change it, nor does just clicking 'Okay'.

I AM able to change the font type, but not the size. And oddly enough it flips back and forth within the Options itself.

  • Edit > Options
  • Select Corkboard tag
  • Fonts - Index Title (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Index Title now reads (Helvetica [12])
  • Fonts - Index Text (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Index Text now reads (Helvetica [12]) and Index Title now reads (Helvetica [8]).
  • Fonts - Status Stamp (Helvetica [8]) > Select
  • Font Size > Change to 12 > Okay. Result: Status Stamp now reads (Helvetica [12]), Index Text now reads (Helvetica [8]) and Index Title reads (Helvetica [8]).

This happens no matter which font style I choose and when I simply hit Apply and/or Okay all of them read [8] in the font style I last chose.


This is a much clearer, and therefore better, description of the exact problem I'm continuing to have, into Beta 3 as well. Font is different but otherwise the problem is the same. Thanks!