Change the editor's universal font stack

  • 1
  • Idea
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • Not Planned
  • (Edited)
My organisation used Century Gothic as it's main body font - although the WYSIWYG editor does include the option for Century Gothic it doesn't allow you to easily (universally) change the font stack. Although Apple states that Century Gothic comes pre-installed on iOS - - it actually doesn't render. We don't want the next option in the stack to default to Apple Gothic as that doesn't fit with out brand, however at the moment I have to edit the font stack in each block, on each element manually.
Is there a way to universally set a default font stack for a template?
Photo of 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters

  • 17 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
  • frustrated

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Paul Zimmerman-Clayton

Paul Zimmerman-Clayton, Official Rep

  • 400 Posts
  • 34 Reply Likes
Hey again! I may have just replied on another thread, but I'll dig in here since it looks like a slightly different question. As I mentioned on the other thread, Century Gothic is listed on that support page as a font that can be installed, but is not pre-installed on iOS 7. 

At the moment, we don't have a way to change the font stack universally in the editor, but I can see why that would be a useful option for you. We pick fonts that we consider to be email safe, and this is the reason for the limited options in the editor, but having the ability to easily pick font stacks would be a great feature. 

I'll make a note that you've asked for a way to universally set default font stacks. I'm also going to turn this post into an idea to see if other users can think of additional uses for setting default font stacks, or any other default styling. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Photo of 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters

  • 17 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Thanks! yes - this would be an incredibly useful feature. I know that custom templates can have universal paragraph font set, but it would also be great to set the universal Font (/font stack) for all blocks on a built-in template so that we didn't have to change the font per block or every time we modify a copy of a preview email.
Photo of Katie Lewis

Katie Lewis, Official Rep

  • 3414 Posts
  • 308 Reply Likes
Hi! I'm stepping in for Paul here after chatting with our Product Team. We definitely want to do this, and it's been on Editor Team's radar for a long time. A lot of concept work has been done around this feature, but since we haven't specifically set a timeframe for building it, I'm marking this as Not Planned for now.

Since we want to do it and have done some of the work, but don't know when it will happen, I'll keep you (and the status) updated here with news as we move closer toward scoping out this work.

Thanks for all this great info to help us understand this feature's importance to you!
Photo of Author Emilie Richards

Author Emilie Richards

  • 65 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Just to add my two-cents worth. It is a huge hassle to have to change everything from Arial to Georgia which I prefer. Let us choose the font we want and program it at the beginning. Right now every time I fill in a block, or often when I go back to edit. I once again must change from Arial to Georgia. Over and over again. This is such a waste of time. And such a basic issue. I am surprised that in the months since I saw other users ask for this it hasn't happened.