Modify the appearance of text in books

You can assign text styles to text and metadata boxes to change the look of text in your book. Aperture master pages come with preset text styles that include designs for important text elements such as cover text, subtitles, headings, and paragraph text. You can easily apply these styles to text and metadata boxes as you work.

Aperture also provides a Fonts window that you can use to change fonts in your books. You select text in a text box on a page to change the font, font size, font color, and more.

Important: Aperture follows the text-smoothing preferences set in the Appearance pane of System Preferences. The OS X default setting doesn’t smooth fonts that are 8 points in size or smaller. This setting only affects the appearance of fonts onscreen; the fonts appear smoothed when printed.

Change the text style of a text or metadata box

  1. Select the text or metadata box you want to change.

  2. Choose a text style for your text from the Set Text Style pop-up menu.

    Figure. Set Text Style pop-up menu in the Book Layout Editor.

Show the Fonts window

Do one of the following:

  • Select a text box, then choose Edit > Show Fonts (or press Command-T).

  • Control-click the text box, then choose Font > Show Fonts from the shortcut menu.