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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Default Font Options

Any text not formatted with a specified font is shown as a default font. With this in mind, you should select a default font that is easy to read so that your web page is as accessible as possible.

For every language Dreamweaver displays, you can specify which default font you want to use for the Proportional font, Fixed font, and the Code view font. For definitions of these terms, see Terminology.

return to topTerminology

Proportional Font
The Proportional font is used for a majority of the text on a web page (e.g., headings, paragraphs, lists). The Proportional font will adjust the size of the letters so they only take the amount of space designated to them by the font. The default depends on your system’s installed fonts. For most U.S. systems, the default is Times New Roman 12 pt.

Fixed Font
The Fixed font is the font Dreamweaver uses to display text within pre, code, and tt tags. The default depends on your system’s installed fonts. For most U.S. systems, the default is Courier New 10 pt.

Code View
The Code view font is the font Dreamweaver uses to display text in the Code view. The default depends on your systems's installed fonts. For most U.S. systems, the default is Courier New 9 pt.

return to topChanging Default Font Options

You can specify which font and size (by points) you want used for the default Proportional font, Fixed font, and Code view font in regards to any language Dreamweaver can display.

  1. From the Edit menu, select Preferences...
    OR
    Press [Ctrl] + [U]
    The Preferences dialog box appears.

  2. From the Category section, select Fonts
    Font preferences dialog box

  3. Under the Fonts section, from the Font settings list, select the desired option

  4. For the Proportional font, using the pull-down lists, select the desired font and size (by point)

  5. For the Fixed font, using the pull-down lists, select the desired font and size (by point)

  6. For the Code view, using the pull-down lists, select the desired font and size (by point)

  7. Click OK
    Your default fonts are now set.

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