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Mary Howard
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Notes Font Size

Post by Mary Howard » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:31 am

I would like to choose a different font size to use with my notes application. I can do it from the format tab for each individual note in a very primative way using bigger or smaller but nothing gives me a number for font size and a way to change it prermanently. Can you help me out.
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Stephen Hart
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Re: Notes Font Size

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:05 pm

I remember you asked this last night.

This procedure is a bit techy but it's a good exercise. There are many small tweaks that can be done in some apps using a similar procedure.

This post is a couple of years old, but almost nothing's changed.

1. Find the file DefaultFonts.plist as follows
hard drive/Applications/Notes
Control click or right click on Notes and choose Show Package Contents
Open Contents/Resources/en.lproj and find DefaultFonts.plist (The en is for English. If you want to use another language, find the right folder.)
2. Option drag that file to the desktop so you can save an unchanged version.
If you're happy with one of the three default fonts (I'd use Helvetica Neue, myself), you can just change the size listed in the plist file.
3. Double click DefaultFonts.plist. It'll open in TextEdit.
4. Change the size number for the font you like. For example:
Before
<key>FontName</key>
<string>Helvetica Neue</string>
<key>Size</key>
<integer>12</integer>

After
<key>FontName</key>
<string>Helvetica Neue</string>
<key>Size</key>
<integer>14</integer>

5. Save the file. Quit Notes and open it again.

If you want to add a default font choice, you can follow the directions in the post I linked to above.

If all goes well, save the original file you copied in a well named folder. If something's wrong, option drag the original back into en.lproj and let the OS replace the file you changed. Then start over.
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Re: Notes Font Size

Post by Mary Howard » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:29 am

Thanks for the information, however, at my level of knowledge I think I will stick to the old primitive way for awhile. Maybe when my grandson comes to visit I can have him do this for me. Or my daughter-in-law, they are both more techy than I am. I will do a copy-paste and print what you have given me though so they can follow the instructions more easily.

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you on this but it's been a busy time and notes was the last thing on my mind. Thanks again.
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