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DRO font size
« on: August 21, 2010, 06:18:16 AM »
Hi, I am a complete starter with this program, just downloaded and set up, and just joined forum. I need to get up to speed on basic using as quickly as possible.
Is there a good site/forum for getting going and basic config?
My first issue is font size in DRO's, especially in the surfacing wizard, where I loose the values as the font is too big for the slot. I work in metric, with xp on a 1400  * 1050 screen. I have tried changing the font size in Function cfg's but it just goes back to 18. Can I reduce number of zero's after the decimal point? Can I change it so it justifies from the left? Any help on this most appreciated, as this is the principal function for a new machine we are getting in soon, and I would like to get it sorted and expand from there.

TIA,

Ralph.

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Re: DRO font size
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 06:34:54 AM »
The font size doesn't work. You can only change to a different font.

Reducing font size and changing the formatting can only be done in a screen designer. You need to shrink the DRO's.

However, I think your problem with the size is a Windows font setting, but I'm not sure where to change it at.
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Re: DRO font size
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 06:46:56 AM »
Changing the amount of zeroes is easy in the screen design programmes, you just need to change the format string. In Screen4 you open the screenset, double click the DRO and then in the window that opens just edit the string value, the number after the decimal point is the amount of zeroes it will display.
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Re: DRO font size
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 01:03:47 PM »
As far as the font size, right click on your desktop and choose Properties. Then click the appearance size, and see what size the fonts are set at. If they're not set to "normal", than that's probably the problem.
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Re: DRO font size
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 03:45:19 PM »
Hi, thanks for the replies.
Checked, and win screenfontsize is normal.
Downloaded screen4 and sorted decimal places, so am ok now.
We'll get there...
R.

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Re: DRO font size
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 05:13:21 PM »
The standard screens are set up for the old fashioned Imperial guys  ;D and it can sometimes be a pain for us modern metric types, but at least Mach is very configurable so it can be changed :)
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