Form Design - Text Style

This section covers the appearance of text - font face, font size, text color and alignment.

For details on how to change the actual text itself (the letters etc.) see Form Design - Text.

Font Face

The font face (i.e., the typeface) requires little explanation other than to say it can be set separately for each box should you want that.

Base Font

You can set a base font for the whole form, and often this is the best place to change it: do it this way and you can change the typeface for the whole form in one place (assuming all the boxes default to their normal, automatic, setting) and have PedPro scale it appropriately in different parts of the form.

To set the base font, be sure to turn on the Design Mode option (this is in the right side panel). You will then see font size and style controls.

Font Size

Font sizes are, by default, set in relation to the base font which is scaled appropriately for different parts of the form.

To override the default font size within a specific box, right-click (Mac: use Control + Click) over it, select the option to change the settings for that box, then adjust the font size within the relevant settings group. E.g. the font size for the pedigree title box defaults to 160% of the base font size. To use a fixed point size instead, right-click (Mac: use Control + Click) over the title box, select Title Settings from the popup menu, turn off the 'Automatic' font sizing, then set the point size as you wish.

Font sizing for ancestor cells is controlled slightly differently. The base ancestors font size can be set in either the settings specific to any ancestry depth (i.e. any number of generations), or in the settings for a specific no. of generations. E.g. with a 4 generation pedigree, when you right-click (Mac: use Control + Click) over the ancestors you will see options to set Ancestor Cell Settings - 4G Specific and Ancestor Cell Settings - Defaults. This font size is then further adjusted by a separate font scaling which is set for each ancestor generation. E.g. when you right-click (Mac: use Control + Click) over the grandparents you will see an option Ancestor Cell Settings - G2/4 Specific.

Text Color

The text color requires little explanation other than to say it can be set separately for each box should you want that. Note that text color can also be set in the form defaults, and usually this is the best place to change it because then you will have the same text color used consistently throughout the form (assuming all the boxes default to their normal, automatic, setting).

Alignment

The text in a box can be aligned both horizontally and vertically.

The horizontal alignment can be either Left Aligned or Center Aligned.

The vertical alignment can be Top Aligned, Middle Aligned or Bottom Aligned.


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