BookSmart

default font?

Okay, I have searched on ‘changing fonts’ and ‘default font’ in the FAQ – but all I get is a hit on how to highlight the text in question to change to the font you want – pretty basic stuff which I knew already.

But my problem is that for every single page in my book, when I go to add text, it comes up as font ‘Georgia’ in an 8-point type. And then I have to tediously go in and change it. ‘Georgia’ would not be my choice of font but it’s ok and I could live with it if it was a reasonable size, but who on earth can read an 8-point font? Not these old eyes, LOL.  

So what I’m looking for is how do I globally change the font so that whenever I add text to my page  – an Options or Preferences page. Can’t seem to find it.

 

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Posted by
scall0way
Sep 21, 2007 6:28am PDT
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This has been discussed on the forums in the past and the answer is…you can’t change the default..yet

The new release due out this month (fingers crossed) should allow more control over this and many other areas. A much needed improvement for sure.

 

Dale 

Posted by
dwags
Sep 21, 2007 7:18am PDT
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dwags
 

I have been trying to create a book for months now and have terrible problems with the font drop down menu…even prior to the current version of Booksmart. Online suggested solutions have not worked. The problem is that the font dropdown menu squishes the font list all together so that it is absolutely unreadable. I tried another dload onto my laptop as well and get the same problem. I am told that I and one other person have pointed this out. Is it something in my DNA that is causing this or can it ever be fixed. It is so annoying to work with that I have given up trying to make a book.

So to Blurb…in the next version will this be fixed?????

Sallie Kravetz

Posted by
skravetz
Sep 21, 2007 8:05am PDT
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skravetz
 

Hi Sallie,

I am not sure what Operating System you are working with BookSmart app. As for changing font to your preference or to be more creative design to your requirement in on those pages, I notice that when to change font and all that, itself presents some inflexibilities pretty much.

But what I have found a couple of workaround solutions, to change font on every page rather a drag, pain way and time consuming step for every page. To make that happen, I usually highlight all text content on that page to be assigned with specific font I want it to be done. Same concept goes with “header” and book title and all that.

This thought in my head just popped up, I’ll write a suggestion and feedback in a bit. I think it is probably too late for feature or software enhancement request for upcoming updated BookSmart application.

If you prefer the alternative approach, if you have Photoshop or InDesign or Illustrator, you can design your own layout with beautiful font, and then do auto transfer, full bleed transfer to BookSmart. I don’t know if that works for you, just a thought or suggestion.

Hope that helps. As for time consuming and do font changing manually, may I suggest you some fresh brewed coffee. ;)

Cheers, Brian

Posted by
brianbonitz
Sep 21, 2007 11:55am PDT
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My advice…if you are creating a photobook, make your pages in Photoshop , for example,if your book is 8×10 create a blank document 8×10 300dpi, SRGB, design your page, fonts included then export as a jpeg maximum quality. Then after all your book is made in PS. launch Booksmart and choose full bleed pages,  That’s it. Hope this helps, any conflict between your font of choice and Booksmart will be gone. Tito Trelles

Posted by
titotrelles
Sep 21, 2007 12:03pm PDT
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titotrelles
 

Anyone figure this out yet?  

 I’m working on pages with 9 photos on each page with captions under each photo.  Having to change the font every time I type a caption is going to be tiresome.   There must be a way to change the default font.   Help anyone?

Posted by
jegardne
Oct 11, 2007 5:26pm PDT
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jegardne
 

This Forum post discusses this topic in more detail with our VP of Design.

Hope this helps.

-Ben

Senior Technical Support Specialist

Posted by
bmartinek
Oct 11, 2007 5:56pm PDT
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bmartinek
 

Version 1.9 is now out. BookSmart will now remember the last font used, in a sense changing the default font. For example, if you change your font to Garamond in one caption box then the next caption box you click will remain Garamond instead of changing back to Georgia or Trebuchet as it does in BooKSmart 1.8
- Chad

Posted by
CapnScrappy
Oct 11, 2007 8:59pm PDT
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CapnScrappy
 

I have the new 1.9.1 version and I keep getting the font Georgia size 9….I do not want that.  I want TImes New Roman size 12.  I keep using that consistantly, but how do I set Times New Roman as the default?  It is so time consuming when everything looks great,,,,then that pesty Georgia 9 keeps creaping up….and my titles for each new chapter go back to small and not centered anymore.  Help! 

Posted by
DanaHume
Oct 23, 2007 8:55pm PDT
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DanaHume
 

Sorry Chad- it sure doesn’t work in my 1.91 Mac version. I didn’t even realize that you guys thought you fixed it. If there’s some special process to make the font change stick- let us know. But just selecting and using a font and size in no way makes that that the default. I’ve been working in Flirty and always get Georgia 8, even after I’ve changed it.

Posted by
CasaDeWoof
Oct 23, 2007 9:09pm PDT
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CasaDeWoof
 

I also am unable to set a default font for a project. Georgia 9 seems to be the default here too.

Posted by
drupnow
Oct 23, 2007 9:41pm PDT
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drupnow
 

Okay, this is hysterical.  I want Georgia but keep getting Time New Roman!  I have to change the font manually on each and every one of my pages!  Yep, all 150+ of them!

Donna

Posted by
donnat
Oct 24, 2007 4:07pm PDT
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donnat
 

Donna-
a thought for you… are you using one or two backgrounds throughout your book? If so- here’s an idea. Use a theme that has Georgia as it’s default font. (I know flirty does, there are probably others) Change to this. The set up whatever background you were using (if it’s not available in the theme, simply use the customize features to “create” whatever background you want) and then apply across all pages. Of course it you have lots of backgrounds it would be just as inconvienient as changing the text on all 150+ pages!
aah

Posted by
CasaDeWoof
Oct 24, 2007 4:18pm PDT
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CasaDeWoof
 

Great idea!  I did that and it did default to Georgia.  But it also defaulted to 9pt and left justifiction so I have to change everything to 12 point and centered. 

Sure would be nice if there was a "apply this to all pages" option…..

 

Posted by
donnat
Nov 14, 2007 8:52pm PDT
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donnat
 

Dear Blurb… if you’ll let us know (even informally) how you store the font in the book files, I’d be happy to write a small program to change it for everyone to use…. even if this changes in the next release.

 This is driving me nuts too!!! 

 Dev

Posted by
devm
Nov 15, 2007 11:43am PDT
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devm
 

Dev.

Write me at HERB 

 

Posted by
200mphmedia
Nov 15, 2007 1:44pm PDT
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200mphmedia
 

Lets try this   200mph at 200mphmedia.net.

Posted by
200mphmedia
Nov 15, 2007 1:44pm PDT
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