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Change fonts on invoices, estimates, sales receipts, or other forms

You can change the fonts that are used for a group of fields on a form or for individual objects on a form.

What is an object?

Objects are the elements that make up the layout of a business form. An object can be:

  • A field

  • The column table where you enter line items

  • The title of a field or column

  • The title of the form (for example, "Invoice")

  • A block of text you added to the form

  • Your company name and address

  • Your company logo

Changes you make to the fonts used on the form affect only printed forms; they do not show when filling out the form onscreen inside QuickBooks or when e-mailing the form.

After making your changes, you can save the form for future reuse or save it as a new template when creating other forms.

  • To change the font for a group of fields on the printed form

    To do this task

    1. Open the Basic Customization window.

      To do this task

      1. Open the type of form you want to customize.

        For example, to open the invoice form click the Create Invoices icon.

      2. At the top of the form, click the Customize drop-down arrow and select Customize Design and Layout.

        Note: If you don't see the Customize drop-down arrow, you may need to resize or maximize the window.

      3. Click the Customize Data Layout button.

      4. At the bottom of the Additional Customization window, click the Basic Customization button.

    2. Click to select the element you want to change under Change Font For.

    3. Click the Change Font button.

    4. If you receive a warning that not all fonts are the same, either click OK and continue with these steps, or click OK and change the font for individual objects in the Layout Designer.

    5. In the Example window, do any or all of the following:

      As you make your changes, the example in the Sample box is updated to show you how the element will look on the printed form.

      • Change the font (for example, Arial), font style (for example, Bold), or size.

      • Choose Strikeout or Underline.

      • If you will print the form on a color printer, choose a different font color for the element in the Color drop-down list.

    6. Click OK to save your changes and close the fonts Example window.

    7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each element whose font you want to change.

    8. You can see how the fonts will look on the printed form in the Preview section of the Basic Customization window. To see a larger version of the form, click the Print Preview button.

    9. In the Basic Customization window, click OK to save the changes and close the window.

    See also

  • To change the font for individual objects in the Layout Designer

    To do this task

    1. Open the Layout Designer window.

      To do this task

      1. Open the form you want to customize.

        For example, to open the invoice form click the Home icon and in the Customers section click Invoices.

      2. Click the Customize drop-down arrow, then click Additional Customization.

        Note: If you don't see the Customize drop-down arrow, you may need to resize or maximize the window.

      3. Click the Layout Designer button.

    2. Select the object whose font you want to change.

    3. Click the Properties button.

    4. On the Text tab, do one or all of the following:

      • To change the horizontal justification for the object, select a different justification in the Horizontal section.

      • To change the vertical justification for the object, select a different justification in the Vertical section.

      • To change the font properties for the object, click the Font button and do any or all of the following:

        • Change the font (for example, Arial), font style (for example, Bold), or size.

        • Add a strikeout or underline.

        • If you will print the form on a color printer, choose a different font color for the element in the Color drop-down list.

        The example in the Sample box is updated to show you how the object will appear on the form.

      • Click OK to save the changes and close the Properties window. The changes for the printed form are displayed in the Layout Designer window.

        If the font size is too large for the object, you can either use a smaller font size or resize the object.

    5. Repeat for each object whose font you want to change.

    6. When done, click OK to close the Layout Designer window.

    7. Your changes appear in the Preview section of the Additional Customization window. To see a larger image of the form, click the Print Preview button.

      Note: These changes show only when you print the form—not when you fill out the form onscreen.

    8. Click OK to close the Additional Customization window.

    See also

See also

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