11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 11:37 AM by Ralph Johns (UK)
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

How do you change the font setting? I know how to do that on a case-by-case basis, but that's only temporary. I want the change to be until I decide to change it again.


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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,945 points)

    Font setting for what? Details will help.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    baltwo wrote:

     

    Font setting for what? Details will help.

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question. Don't think I'm trying to be smart, but since I don't understand you, I'm going to go into more detail that you might need or want.  I have an iMac,and I use OS 10.8.2 . When I want to send a message by E-mail, I use MAIL, the Apple E-mail program. I can change the font type and size, but the setting I choose is only temporary. I want to be able to change the font type and size permanently, or at least until I change it again.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,125 points)

    So, you're talking about changing the font in Mail, not system-wide, or in Safari.

     

    Just Open Mail, go to the  Mail preferences and choose "Fonts & Colors."

    You can make all your font changes there.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    ~Bee wrote:

     

    So, you're talking about changing the font in Mail, not system-wide, or in Safari.

     

    Just Open Mail, go to the  Mail preferences and choose "Fonts & Colors."

    You can make all your font changes there.

    Well, I've already mentioned--twice--that I am familiar with that short-time fix, but  that I'm  looking for a permanent change. What you're talking about is only good for one letter. I don't know what more I can say.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,125 points)

    Well, I'm at a loss then, because that's how I change mine.

    And my choice stays for months, until I want a change.

     

    Are you sure you're going to the main MAIL dropdown, then selecting Preferences?

     

    I know that you can change one letter's fonts, but that is done within the Mail pane, when you click "new mail" or "Reply."  There's a font button there, and that lasts for that one letter.

     

    Here's are screenshots:

     

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,425 points)

    HI,

     

    Following in from ~Bee

     

    Permanent in Messages

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    Set Background Colour to Other and then choose Font and it's colour for the Text.

     


    For Temp  stuff during a Chat.

     

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    I.e use the Format Menu > Show Fonts and Show Colours.

     

    The Mail > Format Menu and the Mail Menu > Preferences > Fonts and Colours  do the same temp and permanent jobs in Mail.

     

     

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  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Okay, that did it. Taking me into unfamilir territory was the key. Thanks for that. It's not exactly ituitive, though, is it.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,125 points)

    Well, I can understand your confusion.  But I'm so much of a Fontaholic, I check every new app for where the font settings are, and the long-term font settings are almost always in the app's preferences.  Glad you all sorted now.

     

     

    Thanks for chiming in, Ralph.

  • Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    First off, I have to say that I had intended to click on "Solved" rather than "helped". i still think I did, but there's no arguing wih a computer. Next, since you style yourself a "Fontaholic," you can probably answer a question that has long bothered me. Are you gambling when you select an uncommon, even rare or bizarre, font? By this I simply mean that isn't there a good possibility that the receiving computer will be unfamiiar with the font you have selected, and that the recipient will only see undecipherable garbage on his screen?

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,125 points)

    Niku --

     

    No problems.

     

    As to your font question, as long as the fonts you choose are "legit," not "free," you'll be fine.  All those free fonts are in fact pirated basic builds of good fonts, using short cuts to build one that looks like a different font.  Bi-passing creating the original build of the font ought to be a crime.  Because it messes with your good fonts, and is often substituted for real fonts.

     

    Adobe fonts are fine, and all of the font sites that charge, are generally fine.  Avoid the free ones like the plague.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,425 points)

    Hi,

     

    I did not mean to sweep in and grab the "Correct".  (Not that we are worried about the actual points.)

     

    Anyway,  thanx.gif for the Points  icon_correct_big.png

     

     

     

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