How to Adjust the Font Size of Text

Reference Number: KB-00183 Last Updated: 12-16-2014 10:28 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


How do I change the size of the font used for my text?


In word programs, font size is measured in points which measure 1/72."  In drafting programs such as Chief Architect, text character height is specified in plan inches.

To specify text size

  1. Click the Select Objects  tool, then double-click on a text object to select it and open the Rich Text Specification or Text Specification dialog.

    If you have selected a Rich Text text object, select the text in the dialog that you want to adjust the size of. 

    • Alternatively, select either CAD> Text> Text  or CAD> Text> Rich Text  (in X2 and later) from the menu and click in the drawing area to create a new text object at that location.

  2. On the Text tab of the Text Specification dialog:

    • Specify the desired Height of the text in plan inches.

    • Select the Font that you would like to use from the drop-down list.

  3. The Height value is actual plan inches.  If you want a particular text size after printing to scale, click the Print Size  button to open the Printed Size Input dialog.

    • Specify the Drawing Scale that you wish to print to.

    • Specify the Desired Print Size that you need for the capital letter A.

    • Click OK to close the Printed Size Input dialog and return to the Text Specification dialog.

    • The appropriate text Height value will automatically be applied in the Text Specification dialog.