How do I change typefaces and how do I center lines of type?

Asked by Dan W. on 2017-03-26

I'd like to select a particular typeface and its characteristics, e.g., Bodoni Extra Bold 24 point Italic and also arrange lines of type so they are all centered versus being arrayed as flush left or flush right.

When I select a typeface, it reverts to a non-serif style, and I can't figure out how to change that, nor arrange lines of type.

 I'm a relatively new user of Inkscape and I'm anxious to be able to exploit its full potential. Thanks a lot for any assistance or guidance. Slow Learner Dan W.

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TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

You can set a default font, alignment and style:
Text and Font dialog (Menu: Text → Text and Font... (Shift+Ctrl+T)).

http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Formatting.html

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

There's a bug in the current Inkscape versions that resets the font, if you select one before you start typing.

The workaround is to type first, then change the font for the text. You can also use the Text and Font dialog for this.

Kind Regards,
 Maren

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