How can I change all default fonts to Calibri?

How can I have “All Calibri, All Places, All The Time”?

I’ve spent the better part of half a day trying to figure out how to compile and print in Calibri. Gotta admit- I hate-hate-hate Courier. The creator of it should have been burned at the stake wrapped in printouts in Courier.

Anyway, I’ve been able to go through and figure out how to change everything I see on the computer screen to Calibri (that was a challenge in itself). But when I compile, no matter how many different ways I try to change the fonts to Calibri, they keep coming up as Courier.

It’s driving me friggin’ nuts.

I would just love to make EVERYTHING Calibri. On the screen. Compiled. On the printer. And anywhere the Scrivener ecosystem that fonts show up.

Thanks for any help you can provide!


Well, if you want to use the same formatting that you use in the editor, when you compile, then just switch off “Override text and notes formatting” in the Formatting compile option pane. :slight_smile: This way you can write in Calibri, but if you need to submit in Times New Roman (or the dreaded Courier) you can just change it in the compiler and not bother with trying to wipe out Calibri everywhere in the project.

Okay … I found that (and thanks!).

I noticed I still had to go in and change the format for each of the various levels by:

  • Clicking on a level
  • Clicking on Modify
  • Clicking on font, then changing it to Calibri

And I had to do each level individually.

Is there one central place where I can click on the equivalent of “All Calibri, Nothing But Calibri, Everywhere, Anywhere, All the Time”

Not yet, we do have plans for that down the road, so you can just adjust the font family in one single place. The Formatting pane is designed to allow a wide level of customisation, such as being able to format a folder at one level different from a folder at another (a common use case would be Parts vs. Chapters). But as you note, that does mean it is a bit fiddly right now, if all you want to do is one thing.

Do note that all of your compile settings can be saved into a preset (that you would access from the “Format As” drop-down). If you tend to write to a standard structure and always want the same general look and feel, you can at least be comforted by the fact that you only need to do the heavy lifting once.