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Re: Change Font?

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  • Subject: [mg83625] Re: Change Font?
  • From: Albert <awnl at arcor.net>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 04:35:52 -0500 (EST)
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Joe Sneed wrote:
> Carl:
> 
> Thanks for the quick response.
> 
> Yes, this appears to work.
> 
> But, I still remain a bit puzzled about WHY I can change some attributes 
> of the button label from the format menu and not others.

Because the appearance of the Button-Text is controlled by the 
CellOption ButtonBoxOptions, which is a list of options you could use 
for Button (or alternatively a style name of the current stylesheet). 
This option is somewhat hidden in the option inspector but can be found 
in Formatting Options -> Control Options -> ButtonBoxOptions. If you 
change the settings there to e.g. {FontFamily->"Courier"} you can 
achieve the same changes from the options inspector and will change the 
appearance of all buttons within that cell. Many, including me find it 
easier to use a programming construct like Style, though. Also note that 
also the following should work:

Button["Test",BaseStyle->{FontFamily->"Courier"}]

hth,

albert


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