* Saving settings of the Format Box as default

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Saving settings of the Format Box as default

Post by rwread1940 » 08 Feb 2015 02:50

When using the Diagrams screen and adding text with the 'Add Text box' button, it would be nice to have a button in the Format Box to save the current settings within the format box as the default. ie items such as Text, Font type, font style, font size, font colour, alignment of text, text box fill colour, saving custom colours etc. saved as defaults, instead of having to set them each time for each text box. It has been pointed out that one can create a "Template Chart" and open this as well as the diagram you are creating and copy & paste. However having a button as described would be an easier option to use.

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Re: Saving settings of the Format Box as default

Post by tatewise » 08 Feb 2015 11:00

Could you clarify how long you would prefer those default settings should last, and whether they should apply to ALL Shape Toolbar Settings not just Text Boxes.

Are they indefinitely preserved until changed, similar to Diagram > Settings > Save As Default Settings?
In fact that would be a better alternative to extra buttons, and could save ALL the Shape Toolbar Format Settings.

If you only need the defaults during one Diagram, then you don't need a Button or a Custom Diagram of Templates. Just Copy & Paste any Text Box (or other Shape) already in the Diagram.
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Re: Saving settings of the Format Box as default

Post by rwread1940 » 10 Feb 2015 23:47

My above suggestion for the settings of the format box for the text box was to have a saveable personalised set of parameters for the text box that would be used in different diagrams representing various branches within the Family tree.

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Re: Saving settings of the Format Box as default

Post by tatewise » 11 Feb 2015 10:46

The existing Diagram > Settings > Save As Default Settings command preserves the current Diagram Options as defaults for all subsequent new Diagrams.

If that command was enhanced to included ALL the Shape Toolbar Format Settings it would satisfy your request, because the Text Box Format Settings are just a small subset of that toolbar.

Wish List entry Ref 530 Save Diagram Shape Toolbar Format Settings has been created.
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