removing special font formatting

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I seem to have accidentally introduced several variants of the default font into many of the almost 3000 topics' notes in my map. A lot of it was caused by cut and paste operations.

I would like to basically set it all back to the Calibri font that seems to be the note default. Is there any way to do that with a menu selection or a macro?
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Mike Danielski

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Posted 3 years ago

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Nick Duffill, Champion

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Do you use rich text features in the notes (bold, bullets, tables, hyperlinks etc.)? If they are all plain text then you could potentially do it with a macro.
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Andrew Wilcox, Champion

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You can set the default topic note font in the Map Theme and this works for all future notes written in the Topic Note text pane (not pastes) but you can't apply it to all existing or selected topics or revert all topic notes to the font default. You can do this for topic text. 

  • When I have had to edit topic note formats in the past. I have:
  • Made a copy of the map file,

  • Changed the file type to .zip,

  • Open the .xml in the zip folder,

  • Used a text editor to find the topic note text font strings I want to change,

  • And replaced them.

  • Save

  • Change .zip back to .mmap

  • And test.

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Nigel Goult (Olympic & MIVAP)

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Hi Mike,

Here is a link to a Macro that hopefully will do what you want.

It works across a Topic Selection and prompts for the Font Name you wish to use and an optional Font Size.

I have quickly tested it on Notes containing special formatting such as Bold, Links and Tables and it appears to be OK but I would recommend using it on a COPY of your Maps until satisfied with the results. :-)

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Colin Horner

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Hi Nigel This seems to work perfectly, and is a fast efficient method.  Many thanks for your response - I'll be using this many times in the future
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Mike Danielski

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Wow, guys! Thank you for all the responses. I am sure I will find a working method from within all these options!