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Font Styles

You can define your own font styles and use them when creating text or photo markers. You can also use a font style for tooltips. When you define a font style you can choose a font family, font size, font weight, and whether the text is bold, italic, or underlined.

You can use font styles to dress up an interactive map or to make a map more consistent with the text used in a web page that embeds it. And if you don’t want to create your own, MapsAlive comes with several font styles that are ready to use.

How to create a new font style
  • Choose New > Resource > Font Style from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Edit Font Style screen:
    • Choose the font family, size, and weight
How to edit a font style
  • Choose Library > Font Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Font Style Library screen:
    • Click the name of the font style you want to edit

You can also edit a font style directly by clicking the Edit link next to the Font dropdown on the Edit Tooltip Style or Edit Marker screen.

How to duplicate a font style

Making a copy is a good way to customize a font style without modifying the original.

  • Choose Library > Font Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Font Style Library screen:
    • Click the name of the font style you want to duplicate
    • Choose Library > Duplicate from the menu
How to delete a font style
  • Choose Library > Font Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Font Style Library screen:
    • Click the name of the font style you want to delete
    • Choose Library > Delete Font Style from the meu

You cannot delete a font style that is in use. The usage count on the Font Style Library screen shows the number of tooltip styles and markers are using that font style.

How to delete all unused font styles
  • Choose Library > Font Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Font Style Library screen:
    • Choose Library > Delete Unused Font Styles

This will delete all font styles that are not used by markers or tooltips. You can see how many markers and tooltips that are using a font style on the Library > Font Style Library screen.

The preview on the Edit Font Style screen updates automatically as you change font style options. Note, however, that the preview is being rendered by the browser as HTML. It gets converted to a graphic when used in a text or photo marker and therefore may look a little different when the marker is placed on your map. For an accurate preview, assign the font style to a marker and assign the marker to a hotspot. Then go to Tour Preview.

Using Font Styles with Markers

Once you define a font style you can use it with any text or photo marker. When you make changes to a font style, any markers or tooltips that use it are updated automatically.

How to set the font style for a Photo Marker or Text Marker
  • Choose Library > Markers from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Marker Library screen:
    • Select a photo marker or text marker from the list
    • On the Edit Marker screen:
      • Select the font style from the Font dropdown

A Photo Marker must have a Photo Caption in order to assign a font style because the font style applies to the caption.

Using Font Styles with Tooltips

You can use a font style to change the appearance of tooltips that display when you mouse over hotspots that use tooltips. When you change the font style for a tooltip style, all maps that use that tooltip style are updated automatically.

How to set the font style for a Tooltip style
  • Choose Library > Tooltip Styles from the Tour Builder menu
  • On the Tooltip Style Library screen:
    • Select the tooltip style name from the list
    • On the Edit Tooltip Style screen:
      • Select the font style from the Font dropdown