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?
Open Window > Text > Character formats
Double click the Default Character style and set to whatever you need.
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.
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.
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.
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)...
Same problem. SUPER annoying. Always defaults to Myriad. Drives me nuts.
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.
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).