Remember last type used

Explorer ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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I've no idea why I can't get this to work.

I type something in my document.

I click on something else, to draw or whatever.

I click type tool again, and it's re-set to the default font/colour, rather than the last font used.

I don't want to change default overall, I just want it to remember the last font I used and use that for the next time I click on type tool in that particular document.

This seems like a very common thing that people would want to do--i.e. use the same font in a document overall.

Am I missing something?

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Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Open Window > Text > Character formats

Double click the Default Character style and set to whatever you need.

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Explorer ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Thanks, but as I said "I don't want change the default".

I just want it to remember the last one used.  Next document, I want it to remember a different last font used.

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Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Put in a Feature Request for it.

Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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krane1 schrieb:

Next document, I want it to remember a different last font used.

When you change it in the character styles, it will be changed only in this document.

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Explorer ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Yes, I know.

I want to use one font across one document, or even one layer of a document, and have it just remember what I did and use that, instead of reverting back to the default every time I click the type tool.   The next time I go to a new document, it can revert back to default, but I want it to remember what I just used and use that, instead of the default font.

This seems like a simple enough request that would be common to most designers.

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Guide ,
Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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What version are you using, because that's exactly how it works for me, not just on type but everything. If I make a black box red, next box I draw is red. Same with type includes font and all metrics just used. Change 12pt Times to 50pt Benguiat, next type I create is 50pt Benguiat... (No I'm not doing a Stranger Things thing)...

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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Same problem. SUPER annoying. Always defaults to Myriad. Drives me nuts.

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Jul 05, 2022 Jul 05, 2022

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A good working practice is to set up Paragraph and or Character styles...

But as I said above if you are not running 26.3.1 update, it works there (maybe worked earlier too).

If you use 26.3.1 and it's not working, reset your prefs.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 04, 2022 Jul 04, 2022

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As far as I can see, in the latest version Illustrator actually does remember and use the last type used if you are creating new type objects (AI 26.3.1 on Mac OS 12.4).

 

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