Set Element Font

When you display an element on a diagram, the text font defaults to a global setting defined from the Diagram Appearance page of the Options dialog. You can change this global default setting if you need to. On the diagram, however, you might want to change the font only on a specific element or group of elements, to distinguish them from other elements. You have several options for doing this.

Access     Right-click on element | Appearance | Set Font
Click on element | Format Toolbar | Font
Click on element | F4 | Font Style [ ... ]

Font Dialog Options

Field/Button

Action

See also

Font

Scroll through the list of font types and click on the name of the appropriate font, which is then displayed in the field at the top of the list.

 

 

Font Style

In the list of font styles click on the name of the appropriate style, which is then displayed in the field at the top of the list.

 

 

Size

Scroll through the list of font sizes and click on the appropriate size, which is displayed in the field at the top of the list.

Alternatively, type the font size directly into the field.

 

 

Strikeout

Select this checkbox to show the element text with a line through it. (This checkbox is not always available.)

 

 

Underline

 

Select this checkbox to show the element text with an underline.

 

Color

Click on the drop-down arrow and click on a color in the list.

(If you access the Font dialog through the Default Appearance dialog, the color you select will be be overridden by the color in the Font Color field of the Default Appearance dialog, if different.)

 

 

Script

If Western script is not appropriate for the element text, click on the drop down arrow and select a different script type.

 

 

Sample

Review the combined effects of the settings you have selected.

 

 

OK

 

Click on this button to save your changes.

 

Notes

If you set the element font through the Default Appearance dialog (F4) the changes can be overridden by any different values set through the other two access paths

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