Now $Text is a fully RTF writing space, reformatting entire note texts is more complex, not least as discrete fonts are used for setting bold and italic text—albeit from the same font family. Indeed, if the font family of the $TextFont used in the note (or current selection) lacks a bold or italic variant, then those forms of styling cannot be applied unless a different $TextFont is selected. (A historical note. The Lucida Grande used in v5 had this problem: default Mac fonts included a bold font face but no italic).
Text-space formatting is controlled via three options on the Style sub-menu of the Format menu:
- Standard Size. (Cmd+Shift+T). Sets the selection to the default font size ($TextFontSize). If selected from View pane, the styling is applied to the whole text of the current note. A text selection is not required so a note with no $Text can be reset.
- Standard Font. (Cmd+Opt+Ctrl+T). Sets the selection to the default font ($TextFont). Note that this destroys any bolding or italics as these are set using variant font faces. However, the process does try to respect passages that are bold or italic; it changes the font family to the note's default font family, using the note's $TextFontSize size. If selected from View pane the styling is applied to the whole text of the current note. Standard Font is more aggressive in removing indentation, background colours, text colours, embedded tables and list formatting. This is often what one wants when pasting from formatted sources such as Web pages. A text selection is not required so a note with no $Text can be reset. As this option often also changes embedded rules, it is often necessary to also use the next option below when 'resetting' a note's text.
- Reset Margins. This resets paragraphs in the selected range to use the standard margins and line spacing. There is no keyboard shortcut.
Document-level changes are also possible. In Document Settings/Text, when the default Text Font is changed, Tinderbox scans the text of every note in the document and changes each usage of the former text font to adopt the new font family while retaining the current size. As long as only one font family is in use for the $Text any bold and italic sections of text should adopt the new font (do note the need for the new font's font family to include installed bold and italic variants). Note text using other fonts are ignored. For instance, it would be unwelcome if such an update changed the monospace fonts used in Template- and Code-prototyped notes.