Change all fonts for all events independent of event sorting

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Change all fonts for all events independent of event sorting

Post by davidp11 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:48 pm

Gday VueMinder Support,

I would like to be able to select all events and change all the fonts to size 7 in all views (location, priority, category).
Currently it appears you need to change each individually.
I understand you can set each calendar font but this doesn't replicate to other views understandably.
Maybe there is a default location, priority, category font setting I'm missing .. maybe under appearance themes but I couldn't find it.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers

David

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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by VueSoft » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:01 pm

Hi David, welcome to the forums. Unfortunately, there isn't a mechanism to change all calendars, categories, locations, and priorities to font size 7 in a single operation. These need to be set separately. I'll consider adding the ability to specify a default font size for all these types.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions.
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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by davidp11 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:22 pm

Dan,

Thanks for the quick reply, it's really appreciated having a fast and knowledgeable support experience. Well done.
I look forward to a possible inclusion of default fonts and font sizes.

What is the mechanism to change all the location fonts to size 7? When I select more than one location the font and font size grey out.

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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by VueSoft » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:39 pm

Hi David, there isn't a mechanism within VueMinder to change the font size of all selected locations. However, there's a workaround:
1. Click the "Options -> Program" menu command.
2. Click the folder button/icon on the right side of the "Data folder" field. Your data folder will open in File Explorer.
3. Exit VueMinder using the "File -> Exit" menu command.
4. Start Notepad.
5. Drag-and-drop the file named "Locations.xml" into Notepad.
6. Click "Edit -> Replace".
7. Enter "<FontSize>9</FontSize>" in the "Find what" field.
8. Enter "<FontSize>7</FontSize>" in the "Replace with" field.
9. Click the "Replace All" button.
10. Save the file.
11. Restart VueMinder. All locations will have a font size of 7 now.

This same technique can also be used for the priorities.xml and categories.xml files.
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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by davidp11 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:06 pm

Great thanks for the workaround :)

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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by slouw » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:55 pm

2. Click the folder button/icon on the right side of the "Data folder" field.
I cannot find this. Is it still valid for the current version of VM?

Thanks....

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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by VueSoft » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:35 pm

Yes, it's still in the latest version...

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If you're using the USB version, you won't see a "Data folder" option because the data folder can't be changed when running the USB version. The data folder needs to be a subfolder where the USB version is located, for reasons that should be obvious.
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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by slouw » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Ah!! USB version thank you :)
Doh!!!!

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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by slouw » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 pm

I do not seem to have a locations.xml file.
Then I realise I am not sure what is mean in the original question "in all views (location, priority, category)."
I just want to change the font size of all my events.
Is this possible?
Thx....

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Re: Change all fonts for all events independent of event sor

Post by VueSoft » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 pm

VueMinder can color events (and change event font size) based on the appearance settings of either the associated calendar, category, location, or priority. These are different display modes that can be selected from the "View -> Color Events Using" menu.

I assume you're using the calendar appearances since that's the default. You can change the font size of all events associated with a calendar by opening the Calendar Properties and selecting a different font size from the drop-down list that is displayed to the right of the font name.

If you're using the category, location, or priority display modes, you can change the colors and font sizes of those items via the Tools menu.
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