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Consolas font issue

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:20 am
by paula
Hi Alex

I use CintaNotes portable. Here're my font settings -

* Header font = Arial
* Text font = Consolas

The issue is - when moving [copy / paste] some parts of note inside editor, Consolas font changes to Courier New font automatically.

If I'd choose other fonts for "Text font", there is no such issue.

Can you please look into that issue?

Thanks much always.


* I took screenshot to show you.

Re: Consolas font issue

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:24 am
by CintaNotes Developer
Hi Paula and thanks for the report!

Here's what happens:
1) CintaNotes copies the text into clipboard in various formats, including RTF
2) When you paste, CintaNotes detects the RTF format and prefers it to the plain text format - usually this is what you want.
3) CintaNotes parses the RTF to see if there's the formatting that it understands. So that bold text remains bold etc.
4) CintaNotes sees that the text is writted using Consolas font, and Consolas is monospaced font.
5) Usually when you paste from other apps (esp the web) you want the monospaced text remain monospaced regardless which concrete monospaced font is used.
6) CintaNotes uses the monospaced formatting for the pasted text => hence observed behavior.

Here are the options how to get around this:
Option 1: If you don't use and don't care about the monospaced formatting, switch CintaNotes to use Consolas for monospaced format as well.
Exit CN, find cintanotes.settings file in %AppData%/CintaNotes, edit it and change editor.fonts.monospace line from "Courier New" to "Consolas".

Option 2: uncheck Options/Clipping/Formatting/Retain RTF formatting. Note that all other formatting will be gone from the pasted snippets though.

Option 3: Next version of CintaNotes will have a new "Paste as plain text" command (Ctrl+Alt+V). Using this command you'll be able to bypass pasting of formatting on individual (ad-hoc) level.

Please let me know if any of the options suits you, thanks!

Re: Consolas font issue

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:34 pm
by paula
Thanks for reply Alex.

Tweaking cintanotes.settings is very handy indeed. I like it. Feel like god mode. :lol:

I wouldn't think of disabling formatting.

And, "Paste as plain text" command - that one makes me to renew my almost expiring CintaNotes license in few months.



Re: Consolas font issue

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:43 am
by CintaNotes Developer
Huge thanks for your kind words, truly appreciated!
Glad that I could help.
BTW the "paste as plain text" command is already available for testing in the 3.8 Beta 1 here: