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#1 Rick Landrum

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 02:28 PM

Anyone know how to adjust the RM7 media properties description font size?


I've tried to adjust all the database display font settings and nothing seems to affect the media description font size.


Appreciate any help on this.





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Posted 25 May 2020 - 03:58 PM

Fonts have been a YIKES! issue for me.


You're not specific, Rick, but I assume you're referring to Scrapbook reports.


After a bunch of research, and trial & error report publishing, I've come up with my preferred fonts for my Publisher books. Unfortunately, there is NOT a single place to set these, nor can the settings for one Publisher book be imported into another Publisher book. With every book, it's necessary to start from scratch. 


Here's the notes I've compiled to walk me through the Publisher font settings, followed by some research notes that I kept.



Title - Georgia 16 Bold
Subtitle - Georgia 14
Text - Georgia 12
Header - Georgia 14 Bold
Narrative Text - Georgia 12
Narrative Heading - Georgia 14 Bold
List Text - Georgia 12
List Header - Georgia 14 Bold
Pedigree Chart Names - Calibri 10
Pedigree Chart Events - Gill Sans MT 8
Pedigree Chart Labels - Calibri 10
Relationship Charts
 - Names - Calibri 11 Bold
 - Text - Calibri 11
 - Captions - Georgia 12 Bold
 - Descriptions - Georgia 12
 - Header L R C - Georgia 12
 - Footer L R C - Calibri 12 - -  Gary JD Gingras  -- [Page] -- zhangraw@gmail.com
 - Endnote Titles - Calibri 12 Bold
 - Endnotes - Calibri 11
 - Footnotes - Calibri 11
 - Bibliography - Calibri 11
 - Name - Calibri 11
 - Place - Calibri 11
Design Decoded: The Top 12 Easy to Read Fonts
Serif                                             Non-serif
Georgia                                        Helvetica
PT Serif                                        PT Sans
Rooney                                        Open Sans
The Best Fonts to Use in Print, Online, and Email
1986 study rating printed font comprehension
Garamond                66.0 %
Times New Roman    31.5
Helvetica                  12.5  
Advertising uses
 - Cheltenham Bold for headlines
 - Century family, Caslon, Baskerville, and Jenson for general use
Onscreen use Sans-serif because screen resolution affects readability
 - Verdana 10-pt and Arial12-pt are preferred
 - Georgia gives a formal look
 - Times New Roman was least preferred

#3 Rick Landrum

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:36 AM



Thanks very much for this info. It will be very useful when publishing.


Actually, I was asking with reference to the on screen fonts for the media properties description field for media in RM7. The on screen text appears quite small. I've experimented with the windows settings (although I really don't like to change my standard resolution), and all the RM font settings and nothing seems to help with enlarging the font to make it easier to read on screen. I have resorted to using the Windows Magnifier tool, but there again we are adding more mouse clicks. Maybe I just need new glasses - :)

Anyway, we'll see what RM8 has to offer in this regard.


Thanks again