Type Styles

Melissa Gunn
Melissa Gunn
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A walkthrough of our Type Styles menu, including where to find it and how to use it.

Your branding is important for your company, and your typesetting says as much about your brand as colour scheme. Proposify’s type styles menu helps you make sure every serif, stroke, and swash is exactly where it needs to be.

To access the type styles menu, enter either the Template or Document Editor. From there, select Edit Style and Formatting:

You’ll enter Formatting Mode, where you can set the default styles for your document. Type Styles will be the default menu when you enter.

Type Styles Menu

The type styles menu if your focused typography formatting tool

1. Type Style

This dropdown allows you to select the typestyle you’re looking to change. For example, if you want to change the colour of Heading 1, expand this menu and select Heading 1.

Pro-tip: Looking to change things as you see them? You can also select text from the preview pane on the left. Once selected, we’ll open the Type Style menu relating to that text.

2. Font Family

Font Family allows you to choose a specific font, from any of the 700 in our Google Fonts Library. Click here to see how to add fonts from the font library to your proposals.

3. Type Style Options

Here's where you can change the main styling options for your typestyle. Use this menu to set the font size, line height, font colour, styling options (bold, italic, ALL CAPS, etc.), and alignment.

4. Margins

If you'd like to set some margins for your text inside the text box, you can check the box next to "margins". This lets you set how much pixel spacing you would like between your text and the text box's borders. If you'd prefer to have your text snuggled up next to your borders, you can leave this option off. 

Once you've made your changes, click the “save” button found at the bottom to save your settings. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sometimes you want to style a certain chunk of text differently. Any copy changed using the WYSIWYG toolbar at the top of the page will over-write the Type Style settings. If you'd like that style to match your new settings, highlight it and select “clear formatting”:

Looking for help on how to use the top toolbar? Click here.

Are you more of a “change on the fly” kind of person?  Click here to see how to update your font styles to match a manual change.