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Changing default font

Is there a way or a workaround to change the default font?

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Posted by
copscorgi
Jul 28, 2007 12:45pm PDT
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copscorgi
 

Hi copscorgi,

Can you clarify about changing the default font? I am not sure if I follow you. The question is too broad and generic.

Posted by
brianbonitz
Jul 28, 2007 6:29pm PDT
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brianbonitz
 

BookSmart pre-assigned a font to all text – titles, headers, footnotes, text, captions – and I’d like to use a different font. The only way I can see to change the font is to change it for every title, header, footnote, text, caption. Is the default font configurable so that BookSmart will default to my selected font every time I add a page?

Posted by
copscorgi
Jul 29, 2007 12:02pm PDT
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copscorgi
 

I would love this too—I wasn’t interested in having Georgia 9pt on every page and had to make the change for each section of text, each header and each footer on 116 pages of my recently completed book. It was a pain to say the least… what am I missing here?

Posted by
mindspan
Jul 29, 2007 3:22pm PDT
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mindspan
 

i think there is no solution yet.
I already did 2 100 pages book, and the text part is very simple.
Anyone found a way to put the right margin straight?
thanks!

Posted by
roxana
Jul 29, 2007 9:10pm PDT
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roxana
 

Also having properly justified (not right or left or center) text would be excellent.

Posted by
mindspan
Jul 29, 2007 9:14pm PDT
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mindspan
 

I too would like to change the default font. I tried to do this by changing the font in the header of one page and selecting "Apply to all pages." It didn’t. I suspect each "Theme" has its on defaults and that’s that. Blurb seems to be playing to the mass market in this and other ways.

 Speaking of mass marketing, is it true that deleting the Blurb mark from the copyright and end pages increases the cost by 33% for each book? Did I read that right???

Posted by
Bluegrass
Aug 19, 2007 1:51pm PDT
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Bluegrass
 

Hello Fellow Blurbarians,

Currently there is not a global font control feature in BookSmart for captions and titles. There is a bit more global control over text that flows across pages and the header and footer.

Flowing Text: The best way to edit larger amounts of text is to select some of the text and then use the select-all command (Control+A, or Command + A on a Mac) and then select the font or style you wish to use.

Headers & Footers: Clicking into the header and footer will bring up an interface which allows you to choose an option or and then apply your changes. If you choose “Apply to All Pages” it should pass the content and well as the styles (font, color, size, alignment) across the entire book. It is best to wait to do this until you are near finished with your book as this setting currently does not apply when you ad a new page (known issue).

Justification and the ability to set a default font have bubbled up as some of the most requested features. Yopur voices are being heard as we plan for upcoming releases. What are other text features you’d like to see?

Regarding the Custom Logo Upgrade pricing more information can be found on this page ( http://www.blurb.com/book/logo_pricing )

-Chad
VP, Design

Posted by
CapnScrappy
Aug 21, 2007 5:29pm PDT
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CapnScrappy
 

I am a designer and realy don’t want to use teh default typefaces. So I’ve created jpegs in photoshop with the text blocks the way I want them to appear. Im afraid though that the type is not going to look clear. the preview of the book makes the type look fuzzy enventhough I’ve created a 300dpi image. Should I think twice about printing this book this way? I don’t want to risk having the type look blurry or pixelated. please advise.

thanks. 

Posted by
radams
Aug 22, 2007 9:52am PDT
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radams
 

Please see this post which discusses a potential bug in presenting jogs with text. The book should print fine if there is no resolution warning:
http://forums.blurb.com/forums/1/topics/284

Posted by
CapnScrappy
Aug 22, 2007 11:26am PDT
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CapnScrappy
 

Update – 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 yoru 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 8:58pm PDT
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CapnScrappy
 

I have the same problem with default font.  Whatever it is, it’s not what I want.  I still have to change my pages one and a time.

Furthermore, my headers go "oversize" each time I add or edit a page.  My title seems to repeat itself and I get the dreaded triangle with the exclaimation point in it.  This occurs on every other one of my pages from the current page forward.  I have to remove it one page at a time.

This is not a version 8 problem.  I still get these issues with the new version.

Donna

Posted by
donnat
Oct 24, 2007 4:11pm PDT
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donnat
 

i’d like to change the font of the header to stemple garamond and make it italicized. i’ve done it on each page and hit apply but then it reverts to the standard.
how do i get this to change permanently on each page?

Posted by
kardomr
Oct 24, 2012 7:53pm PDT
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kardomr
 

You can choose a set of fonts that will act as defaults for a given book project. Highlight text or click in text box. Choose “Select Style” (to the left of the font drop down menu) and select “Customize Styles” at the bottom of the menu. You can customize five different kinds of fonts (headers, captions, etc.) along with color, size, etc.

Posted by
kellymasley
Jul 8, 2013 6:30pm PDT
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kellymasley
 

This doesn’t work (on Windows version 3.4.4) I can change the default font size and attributes but not the name of the font.

Posted by
bschaldon
Jan 7, 2014 4:47am PDT
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bschaldon