Prev Next

Font Panel

The 'Font' panel helps you to completely control the Fonts in a document, including setting Bold, Italics and font types and size. You can alter the color of the text and highlighting to create visually compelling documents.

Part of the Document Edit ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Available Facilities

For many of these facilities, you can either select an icon from the panel or an equivalent option from the 'Font' drop-down menu.

Font

Click on this icon to display a list of options for changing the appearance of a selected string of characters. These options include:

  • Normal - return changed text to the Normal, unformatted style
  • Bold - display and print the selected text in bold
  • Underline - underline the selected text with a single line
  • Double Underline - underline the selected text with a double line
  • Italic - italicize the selected text
  • Subscript - make the selected text a subscript
  • Strike - run a single line through the selected text
  • Double Strike - run a double line through the selected text
  • All Caps - change all selected characters to upper case
  • Small Caps - change all selected characters to small capitals
  • Fonts - display the 'Font Selection' dialog, from which you select the typeface and point size to apply to the selected characters
  • Style - display the 'Select a Style' dialog, from which you select a defined style to apply to the selected characters
  • Text Highlight - display the 'Color' dialog from which you select and apply a background highlight color for the selected text string
  • Spacing - display the 'Character Spacing' dialog, on which you select to expand or compress the spacing between characters to a number of Twips that you define, or return the spacing to Normal
  • Horizontal Scaling - display the 'Horizontal Character Scaling' dialog, on which you set the width of the selected characters to less than or greater than 100%
  • Hidden - hide the selected text and close up the remaining text; you can reveal the hidden text using the 'View > Hidden Text' option on the 'File' panel
  • Boxed - place a simple rectangular frame around the selected text
  • Protect - prevent any changes to the selected text; available if the 'Manage > Protection Lock' option is deselected on the 'File' panel
  • Hyperlink - make the selected text into a hyperlink