Changing fonts

The following table summarizes the various ways you can change the fonts used in PowerBuilder.

Object, painter, or tool

How to change fonts

A table's data, headings, and labels

In the Database painter, display the Properties view for the table, and change the font properties on the Data, Heading, and Label Font tabs.

Objects in the User Object, Window, and DataWindow painters

Select objects and then modify settings in the StyleBar, or, in the Properties view for one or more objects, change the font properties on Font tab page.

Application, Menu, and Library painters, System Tree, Output window, Browser, and MicroHelp

Select Tools>System Options from the menu bar and change the font properties on the Editor Font and Printer font tab pages.

Function painter, Script view, Interactive SQL view in the Database painter, Source editor, file editor, and Debug window (changes made for one of these apply to all)

Select Design>Options from the menu bar and change the font properties on the System Font and Printer Font tab pages of the dialog box that displays. In the Debug window, select Debug>Options.

Use the Printer font tab to set fonts specifically for printing. If you need to print multilanguage characters, make sure you use a font that is installed on your printer.

Changes you make in the Tools>System Options dialog box and from the Design>Options menu selection are used the next time you open PowerBuilder.