It's probably something quite simple. Hope so anyhow.
A few versions back when I entered a custom size for text (say 37.5 points) that figure was retained in the size drop down box while I had that file remained open.
That feature no longer is there in 2018 or later.
How do I get it back?
Here's one previous discussion of this topic:
Used font sizes are not shown in the font size drop down menu of Corel Draw 2018.
Sorry; no encouraging news there, at least with respect to the specific capability you are missing.
Aside from the change to no longer remembering "non-standard-list" font sizes used during a session, I'm also not aware of any place where the "standard" list could be edited by a user. That might be in a configuration file somewhere, and if so, I'd love to know about it. The drop-down lists for outline widths, for example, come from a plain text file.
I too looked everywhere before posting and could find nothing. I've tried Object Styles on text, as suggested in the other post, but find it quite limited compared to the old feature. That may well be because I haven't given it enough time yet and need more practice.
I can understand Corel dropping something if a better and faster feature is substituted but it doesn't seem the case here.
I compile a number of multi page documents and often need to tweak text sizes to make things fit. As such the old system was really useful for unifying contents.
Hopefully someone has discovered something that I've missed.
I've recorded and assigned simple macros before nothing as potentially complicated as this. No idea where to begin...
colin frajbis said:I've recorded and assigned simple macros before nothing as potentially complicated as this. No idea where to begin...
I wasn't suggesting that you try to write something to do this. I asked about your general feelings about macros to find out whether you were receptive to the idea of using them. Some people are not, and I am in general not going to expend much effort trying to change their mind - so I ask.
If you want to see some examples of the sort of macros I write, see my blog:
Eskimo's Macros and More.
OK, I wrote something for this sort of work. It looks like this:
In contrast to the Font and Font Size boxes in CorelDraw, the controls on this form do not change when a text shape is selected (i.e., to match the properties of the selected text). Instead, the values in the form change when the user changes them, and can be used to modify selected text.
Here's a brief demonstration:
The combobox for Font Size has a number of special features, some of which allow substantial user control over the list of values. For example, you can allow the list to be populated automatically with recently used values, but you can also manually add or delete values from the list, sort it, lock it, etc. I have one video dedicated to describing and demonstrating the special combobox features.
I haven't written any documentation for the Font and Font Size macro, or created a "describe and demonstrate" video yet. If you are interested in trying the macro, just let me know, and I'll get you set up.
That's awesome work!
Thank you, Mike!
I also have some text capabilities in my Adjust Objects; Retain Positions macro, but they are less flexible there, as that macro is primarily about modifying things without losing their positions. Here's a demo where I use AORP to graphically rework a figure that has been asymmetrically stretched:
Adjust Objects; Retain Positions (AORP) - CorelDRAW macro - Demo 02
Just seen it. Incredible! Very interested in getting it.
Please contact me through the forum messaging system, and include an e-mail address.
I'll get back to you this evening with a link.
This will eventually show up in my blog, but I don't want to put it up there without more supporting material (description, video) and more testing.