Changing fonts with shortcut

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Hi. Is it possible to change fonts in Illustrator through a custom shortcut? This is for CS4. Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021
You can do that by recording the action and changing the font through the Type menu > Font submenu.  

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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You can do that with actions (assign shortcuts to them).

 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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A bit cumbersome, but a good idea. I'll give it a shot. Thanks Kurt.

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Works well. I wish I could leave some font parameters unchanged when doing that. For example, I would like the action to change the font family only but none of the other parameters like font size. It seems that font size is recorded in the action no matter what.

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You can do that by recording the action and changing the font through the Type menu > Font submenu.

 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Excellent. This is the best workaround short of having a shortcut for it. Are these tips in the manual anywhere? Thanks Kurt.

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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I'm pretty sure that you won't discover any in-depth knowledge in the manual.

 

Regarding actions you will usually have to rely on Illustrator users with practical action skills.

 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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I asked because I had quickly searched the online manual prior to asking here and did not find anything.

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