Template changes

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zackf
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Template changes

Post by zackf » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 pm

I am trying to save the fonts of form fields in a template. I do not know how to save the template except to ceat a now doc from the template, then Save As over it. But it does not keep my changes.

Is there a different way I am supposed to edit/save templayes?

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Re: Template changes

Post by Jossi » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:55 am

To make font changes permanent in templates, proceed as follows:
1. Go to File > Open..., choose file type "Templates (*.tmvx, *tmv) and open the template you want to change.
2. Go to Format > Paragraph style, choose "Normal", press "Edit...", then the “Character" button and make your changes.
3. Repeat for any other styles you want to change.
4. To be on the safe side, change also the Character style "Normal" via Format > Character style (and other character styles, if needed).
5. Save the template.

To let documents based on a template "inherit" font choices from the template, the fonts must be defined in styles (character styles or paragraph styles) in the template.

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Re: Template changes

Post by zackf » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:37 pm

But can I have different font for form feilds?

I might have found a work around, which is to create forms with tables and insert the form fields in their own cells, then change the fonts of those cells. Then lock the text in all the cells.

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Re: Template changes

Post by Jossi » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:15 pm

I have just tested it: I open the template, set the cursor in the form field, select all with Ctrl+A, double-click a different character style in the sidebar and save the template.
When I create a new document with this template, the form field has the new font. No need for a table.

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