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Defines the fonts that can be applied to formula elements.

Choose Format - Fonts

Formula Fonts

You can define fonts for the variables, functions, numbers and inserted text that form the elements of your formula.

The list boxes in the Fonts dialog display a default font for all elements. To change to a different font, click Modify, then select the element type. A new dialog box appears. Select the desired font and check any desired attributes, then click OK. To set the changes as the default fonts, click the Default button.

Note.png If you want to mark individual text segments with a font other than that used for the whole text, then enter the Font command in the Commands window.


You can select the fonts for the variables in your formula. For example, in the formula x=SIN(y), x and y are variables, and will reflect the assigned font.


Select the fonts for names and properties of functions. For example, the functions in the formula x=SIN(y) are =SIN( ).


You can select the fonts for the numbers in your formula.


Define the fonts for the text in your formula here.

Custom Fonts

In this section of the Fonts dialog you can define fonts, with which you can format other text components in the formula. The three basic fonts Serif, Sans and Fixed are available. You can add any other font to each standard installed basic font. Every font installed on your system is available for you to use. Select the Modify button to expand the selection offered in the list box.

These custom fonts are used if you set a different font with the FONT command in the Commands window.


You can specify the font to be used for the font serif format. Serifs are the small "guides" that can be seen, for example, at the bottom of a capital A when the Times serif font is used. Using serifs is quite helpful since it guides a reader's eye in a straight line and can speed up reading.


You can specify the font to be used for sans font formatting.


You can specify the font to be used for fixed font formatting.


Click one of the choices from this pop-up menu to access the Fonts dialog, where you can define the font and attributes for the respective formula and for custom fonts.


Click this button to save your changes as the default for all new formulas. After confirming the changes, click the Yes button.