Set Default Fonts

A diagram in your model uses a standard font that is applied either to all diagrams every user displays across the model, or to any diagrams you display that you created yourself.

You can define both Model and User fonts, but the Model font overrides the User font, to ensure that all members of the project team have a consistent and coherent view of the model. This avoids the problem of one user creating a diagram in a small font, and another user trying to view it in a larger font, which distorts the diagram.

It is recommended that a project authority sets the Model font, and all project members abide by it and do not change it without project approval. In editions where security is enabled, changes can be restricted by allocating permission only to the project authority.

Access     Tools | Options (Ctrl+F9)  | Diagram | Appearance: Configure Default Element Fonts

Control default diagram fonts

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Action

See also

Model Font : Font Face

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font typeface to apply across the model.

 

 

Model Font : Font Size

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font size to apply across the model.

 

 

Clear

Click on this button to clear the model Font Face and Font Size fields.

 

 

User Font: Font Face

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font typeface to apply to your diagrams if no model font is specified.

 

 

User Font: Font Size

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font size to apply to your diagrams if no model font size is specified.

 

 

Restore Defaults

Click on this button to restore the system defaults to the user Font Face and Font Size fields.

 

 

Notes

In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Manage Project Settings permission to set, change or clear the Model Font fields
Both model and user fonts are overridden by specifically-defined element fonts, so that the element is viewed as designed regardless of the model or user defaults; to define the font for a specific element, right-click on the element in a diagram and select the Appearance | Set Font context menu option
If you cannot read the diagrams because the default font makes the objects and text too small, you can scale up all objects (that is, all diagram displays) to a more readable size for you only; the objects are not scaled up for other users
 
Everything on the diagram is enlarged to the same extent, so it remains in proportion and readable; to do this, return to the Diagram Appearance page of the Options dialog and enter a suitable percentage value in the Scale view by field
 

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