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How do I change the fonts used in my formula?
Math uses 7 different text fonts to typeset formulas - in addition to symbol fonts (mainly the StarMath font).
The basic fonts are:
- Variables. Variables (such as x, a etc.) are usually typeset in italics; the default is Times New Roman, italics.
- Functions. Functions (such as cos, log etc.) are usually typeset in upright shape; the default is Times New Roman.
- Numbers. Numbers (such as 217) are usually typeset in upright shape; the default is Times New Roman.
- Text. Text (such as "abc") is usually typeset in upright shape; the default is Times New Roman.
- Serif is an additional, serifed font. The default is Times New Roman.
- Sans is an additional, sans serif font. The default is Helvetica/Arial.
- Fixed is an additional fixed with font. The default is Courier.
You can read about how to use these fonts in FAQ #009.
To change one of the fonts follow these steps:
- Select Format-Fonts....
- Click 'Modify' and select the font you wish to modify in the pop-up menu.
- Select the font in the list. You can also check one or both the checkboxes 'Bold' and 'Italic'.
- Close the dialog with 'OK'.
This will change the font for the current formula. The next time you want to use the same font it will already be in the list box; you don't have to click modify again.
To change the default fonts follow these steps:
- Select Format-Fonts.
- Choose the seven fonts as described above.
- Click 'Default'.
This will save your settings as the default fonts to be used in a new formula.
To change the base size of the formula select Format-Font Size... and enter the size you want. All other font sizes are relative to the base size. The default is 12 pt.
This will change the base size for the current formula. To change the default base size you should click 'Default' before you close the dialog.