Mon, 15 Aug 1994

Tips on how to change CorelDRAW!'s default font

JAKARTA (JP): Each of us has a different preference as to the font and font size that we want to create our documents with. In most word processing programs, the default is Times or TimesNewRoman. These two fonts, however, are far too much in use that we usually choose different though similar ones, such as NewCenturySchlbk.

In CorelDRAW!, in which I usually use the artistic text tool to create banners in leaflets and brochures, my favorite font is USABlack.

To change CorelDRAW!'s default setting so that a different font is always used as you enter new strings of text is very easy: With no string of text selected, click on the Text menu item, and then on Character.

You'll be asked whether the new default should be applicable only to artistic text, paragraph text, or both. All you have to do is check or uncheck the boxes next to the options. When done, click on OK and a dialog box will appear.

You can now select the font that you want to be the default. You can also change the default font size, alignment, etc. Once you press OK, the settings will become the default--until you modify them again.

As a matter of fact, you can change any other default setting in CorelDRAW! in the same manner, such as the default outline color and thickness and the default fill. Remember that you should not select any object before modifying the settings. If you have selected an object, the new settings will apply only to it.

-- Zatni Arbi