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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

FONT Preferences Editor
Purpose: To specify the fonts preferences used by the system.
Format: FONT [<filename>] [EDIT | USE | SAVE] [PUBSCREEN <public screen name>] [CREATEICONS YES | NO] [SCREEN] [SHOWHINTS YES | NO] [LEFT <coord> | LEFT | CENTER | MOUSE | AUTO] [TOP <coord> | TOP | CENTER | MOUSE | AUTO] [WIDTH <size> | MAXSIZE | MINSIZE | AUTO] [HEIGHT <size> | MAXSIZE | MINSIZE | AUTO] [FONTNAME <font name>] [FONTSIZE <font size>]
Template: FROM, EDIT/S, USE/S, SAVE/S, PUBSCREEN/K, CREATEICONS/K, SCREEN/S, SHOWHINTS/K, LEFT/K, TOP/K, WIDTH/K, HEIGHT/K, FONTNAME/K, FONTSIZE/K/N
Path: SYS:Prefs/Font
FONT without any arguments or with the EDIT argument opens the Font Preferences editor.

The FROM argument <filename> enables you to specify a file to open. This must be a file that was previously saved with the 'Save As' menu item of the Font Preferences editor. For example, if you have previously saved a special configuration of the Font Preferences editor to a file in the Presets drawer, you can use the FROM argument to open that file.

If the USE switch is also given, the Font Preferences editor will not be opened, but the settings in the FROM file will be used.

If the SAVE switch is given, the Font Preferences editor will not open, but the settings in the FROM file will be saved.

The PUBSCREEN option can be used to specify a <public screen name> where the Font Preferences editor should open.

If CREATEICONS YES is specified, an icon will be created for the saved file, otherwise no icon will be created.

The SCREEN option can be used to force the Font Preferences editor to open in full-screen mode.

The SHOWHINTS YES option can be used to display usage information if you position the cursor over selectable items.

The LEFT, TOP, WIDTH and HEIGHT options can be used to customise where the Font Preferences editor window should appear on the screen and the size of the window.

The FONTNAME and FONTSIZE options can be used to specify the font and font size to be used in the Font Preferences editor window.

Instructions for using the Font Preferences editor can be found here.

Example 1:

3.OS4:> FONT will open the FONT Preferences window.

Example 2:

3.OS4:> FONT Xyz USE will not open the Font Preferences window, but will use the saved Font preferences from Xyz in SYS:Prefs/Presets.


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Revised: February 9, 2006.