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 Click on element | Format Toolbar | (Set Font)

Right-click on element | Appearance | Set Font

Click on element | Element | Appearance | Set Font

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.

This setting affects all text in the selected element except for the Note compartment text.

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.

This setting affects all text in the selected element except for the Note compartment text.

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.

This setting affects all text in the selected element.

Strikeout

Select this checkbox to show the element text with a line through it. (This checkbox is not currently 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 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
  • When it has been called directly on one or more selected elements ('Appearance | Set Font'), the 'Font' dialog overrides the 'Default Appearance' dialog

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