I’m using a MacBook and have recently experienced a problem when trying to change fonts of some material I’ve imported from Microsoft Word.
- I select all to highlight the section of the text.
- Go to Text and
- select Show Fonts
- The font box pops up on my screen, and I either
- try to select “Recently Used” or scroll down/up to what I want (courier)
- only to have the box not respond or not respond with the font/command I’ve clicked with my mousepad.
Often, when I select “Recently Used,” instead of it being highlighted/shadow-boxed/selected (however you want to call it) the shadowbox around “ALL FONTS” goes away and the cursor begins blinking at the start of the “ALL FONTS” box, as if I have asked to edit the line. Any attempt to control the commands inside the font box then goes all haywire. If I manually try to scroll through the fonts, the screen is unresponsive; then it jumps several screens at a time. If I try to click from the fonts available on the screen, I can’t control my selection. I click the third font from the top, for example, only to have my text changed into the text that is fifth from the top.
After repeated efforts to work around this tonight, I quit the program, re-started, and was able to change the fonts correctly. The problem has occurred more than once.