Numbers - The Fonts Window

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The Fonts Window

Use the Fonts window to select fonts, font sizes, and other font formatting features,
including text shadows and strikethrough. You can also use the Fonts window to
organize your favorite and commonly used fonts so that they are easy to find when
you need them.

Create interesting

text effects using

these buttons.

The Action menu

Choose a typeface to
apply to selected text.

Find fonts by typing a font

name in the search field.

Choose a font size to
apply to selected text.

Apply a shadow to
selected text. Modify
the shadow using the
opacity, blur, offset,
and angle controls.

Preview the selected

typeface (you might need to

choose Show Preview from

the Action menu).

To open the Fonts window:
Click Fonts in the toolbar.


Here are ways to change the font of selected text:
In the Search field, type the name of the font you want to use, and then select its


name in the Family list.

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Select a typeface (for example, Italic or Bold) from the Typeface list.


In the Size column, type or select the font size you want.


Here are ways to use the controls at the top of the Fonts window:
Rest your pointer over any control along the top of the window to view a help tag
describing what each control does. If you don’t see the controls, choose Show Effects
from the Action pop-up menu (looks like a gear) in the lower-left corner of the
To underline text, choose an underline style (such as single or double) from the Text


Underline pop-up menu.
To apply a strikethrough style (such as single or double), choose a style from the Text


Strikethrough pop-up menu.
To apply color to text, click the Text Color button to open the Colors window. See “



Colors Window” on page 24 for details.
To apply color behind a paragraph, click the Document Color button to open the


Colors window.
To apply a shadow, click the Text Shadow button. Use the Shadow Opacity, Shadow


Blur, Shadow Offset, and Shadow Angle controls to format the shadow.

To organize fonts:


Click the Add Collection (+) button to create and name a new collection.


Select some text and format it with the font family, typeface, and size that you want.


Drag the font name from the Family list to the collection where you want to file it.

To set up the Fonts window for frequent use:
Leave the Fonts window open as you work. Resize the window using the control in the


bottom-right corner of the window so that only the font families and typefaces in your
selected font collection are visible.