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'Changing' the Default Font Size and Style in Silhouette Studio

If you've ever opened up a text box in Silhouette Studio you know the default text size is 72 which is rather large and the default font style is Arial which is not too exciting. I get the question often about how to change the default font size and style - so today I'm here to share a little trick.

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While you can't permanently change the default font size or style in Silhouette Studio (at least not that I've found) you can change the size for the current session in the current window.  This way every new text box you open while in the current Silhouette Studio document will auto-type in the size and font style you pick.

Here's what you're gong to do. First open up Silhouette Studio. Click the Text tool on the left sidebar or click one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts "t" to start a text box in Studio.

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Now before you type anything, go over to the Text Style window and change the font size (and/or style) to whatever size/style you want.

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Start typing and your text will automatically use this new number/style as the default.  If you start a new text box, in this same work area, that text will be sized at the new font size you selected earlier.

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As long as you don't move into another work area or close Silhouette studio the number you typed into the Text Style window that session will act as your default text size.

 

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7 comments

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    1. You might need to update your software. Mine didn't work this morning either until I updated my Silhouette software.

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  2. Merci Mélissa de cette nouvelle astuce
    Amitiés de France

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  3. Thanks! I've always wondered if the 72 was something that I accidentally put in and it "stuck" or what. Now I know!

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  4. I love you more now than I ever did before. Thanks!!

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  5. I echo what Laura Nielsen said :)

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  6. TY TY TY this is so helpful. I often put notes for my students in my silhouette files and this will make it so much easier. Just gave it a try worked like a charm. The t shortcut was very helpful also.

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