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#77492 by croftarc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Hi, I use Version 13. The default font colour in the PText dialogue box is dark grey - against a black background is very hard to see. Is there a way to alter the default PText dialogue box font colour?
#77493 by Roger D
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:38 am
open your default drawing and change it there. should work for future drawings.
#77503 by croftarc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Thanks Neil and Roger, I am using the latest version of Windows 10. I attach the dialogue box for your review. I had a look at the Windows settings but I can't see anything appropriate. I thought a change to the program code might be a place to alter a setting. Thanks Bob
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PText dialogue box
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#77504 by croftarc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Also, the MText is white font on black back ground whereas the PText font is a very pale grey - hard to see on the black.
The background of the dialogue boxes is the same as the drawing screen colour i.e. can change to white for example but I want a black drawing screen.
So it seems that font is changable for the M and P Texts somewhere - should be a script setting deep in the program somewhere.
#77506 by croftarc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:14 pm
Thanks Josh,
Tried the changes in windows settings - no luck. Not sure what I was supposed to do with <!-- ia0 -->2020-01-21_165431.png<!-- ia0 --> if anything.
I use HLV_TPX as my default font. I had a look at MText too and when I change that away from its default font to HLV_TPX, it is also very pale. All the 'HLVs' seem to have the same pale problem. Other fonts have good heavy contrast.
It seems to be related to the actual font. I could use another font but then there is a problem with extended characters.

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