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Using Helvetica Light in Mail?

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natmac Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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Jul 28, 2012 4:04 PM

I noticed this problem in Lion. I would like to use Helvetica light as my default font in Mail. I have set it to be so in:

Mail/Preferences/Fonts & Colours/Message font Helvetica Light 12 pt.

 

However, even though it is set to an available font, it does not actually appear in the body of the message. Only Helvetica will appear. It's confusing because Helvetica Light is one of the possible options.

 

Does anyone have any idea how I can force it to use Helvetica Light?

  • Frandolph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 4:01 AM (in response to natmac)

    HI natmac. Sorry but i have to ask, i have read your previous post about 3-4 years ago about the the printer hp psc 1350. I wanna know how did you made it work with your macbook and airport express? i want to print/scan/copy via my own network (wifi) at home using the airport express. Please help me. I was able to do that if the printer is attached to usb. I was able to print and scan. I dont know how to use the copier though even if it's attached to usb. Im using iphoto to print photos because i dont have the complete package of HP software. (i dont know how and where to download that?) Back to my main question, how am i going to do all those things with the use of airport express via my network or wifi???? wirelessly

     

    Please acknowledge this for you are my only hope. Thanks.

  • Frandolph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 7:24 PM (in response to natmac)

    Thank you. So there's no chance i can get it work wirelessly except just printing.

  • CamOl Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:33 AM (in response to natmac)

    Hello,

    I have the same issue : I've been trying to set up Helvetica Light as the default font in Mail but only Helvetica appears when I type (and read) emails.

    Did you find a solution or did you get any answer on this?

    Many thanks!

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,850 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to natmac)

    I think what you tried doesn't actually set it as the default font. It allows you to change it to that. Notes works the same way.

  • CamOl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to Eric Root)

    How can I set Light up at the default font then? I use Helvetica automatically but I need to select Light again for every email I write...

    Many thanks for your help!

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,850 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to CamOl)

    I don't think there is a way to change the default font in Mail or Notes without mucking around in the setup, which could cause its own set of problems. It isn't that unusual. Word for Office 2008 uses Cambria as the default font which I can change only after I open the program.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,850 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to CamOl)

    Not enough coffee this morning. Correction. See Mail Preferences/Fonts & Colors to set fonts. I can't get light to work either???????????

  • Hiley Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 16, 2014 1:46 AM (in response to natmac)

    I too am having a frustrating time trying to set Helvetica Neue as the default font. Mail just won't allow it and seems to always default to Helvitica, requiring me to manually select all text in every email and change the font to Neue. If anyone finds an answer, I'd be happy to know it. The preference should clearly allow me to change the font to whatever I like, so presume it's a bug.

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