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Set User Default Fonts

A diagram in your model uses a standard font that is applied to any diagram displayed in any model. You can override this by setting a user-specific font that applies to any diagram that you display in any model.

You can also define Model Fonts that apply to any diagram that any user displays within the model; the Model font overrides the User font, to ensure that all members of the project team have a consistent and coherent view of the model. This avoids the problem of one user creating a diagram in a small font, and another user trying to view it in a larger font, which distorts the diagram.

Access

Ribbon

Start > Workspace > Preferences > Preferences > Diagram > Appearance : Configure Default Element Fonts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+F9 | Diagram | Appearance : Configure Default Element Fonts

Control default diagram fonts

Field/Button

Action

See also

Font Face

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font typeface to apply to your diagrams if no model font is specified.

Font Size

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font size to apply to your diagrams if no model font size is specified.

Restore Defaults

Click on this button to restore the system defaults to the user 'Font Face' and 'Font Size' fields.

OK

Click on this button to close the dialog and save your changes.

Cancel

Click on this button to close the dialog and discard your changes.

Notes

  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Manage Project Settings' permission to set, change or clear the 'Model Font' fields
  • User fonts are overridden by specifically-defined element fonts, so that the element is viewed as designed regardless of the model or user defaults; to define the font for a specific element, right-click on the element in a diagram and select the 'Appearance | Set Font' option
  • If you cannot read the diagrams because the default font makes the objects and text too small, you can scale up all objects (that is, all diagram displays) to a more readable size for you only; the objects are not scaled up for other users
    Everything on the diagram is enlarged to the same extent, so it remains in proportion and readable; to do this, return to the 'Diagram Appearance' page of the 'Preferences' dialog and enter a suitable percentage value in the 'Scale view by' field

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