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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Working with Some Helpful Format Options

You can find a nearly endless list of formatting options in the Compile window. The following sections highlight some of the commonly sought or misunderstood features.

Forcing one font for the entire compilation

Want to quickly change the entire compilation to a single font family (for example, Times New Roman) when you export? The quick font override lets you do just that, applying the chosen font to every element and level in the Formatting tab, the header and footer settings, footnotes, and even those documents marked to compile As-Is (which I talk about in the section “Preserving the format of a document,” later in this chapter).

Overriding the font is especially useful if you like nearly everything about a Compile preset except for the font. Using this option saves you from having to make adjustments in the Formatting Editor and Page Settings just to change the font family.

Only blocks of preserved formatting remain unaffected. (I talk about preserving formatting in Chapter 6.)

The quick font override does not affect the font size or typeface (for example, italic or bold); therefore you may still have to adjust font size and typeface in the Formatting tab (see the section “Formatting the compiled output,” earlier in this chapter).

To globally change the font for your final output, select Override All Fonts with Face in the Quick Font Override tab, and then select the desired font family from the drop-down list that appears.

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