Adjusting the Font Size of Text

Reference Number: KB-00183
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


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  from the menu and click in the drawing area to create a new text object at that location.  

  2. For regular Text, navigate to the Text Style panel of the Text Specification dialog:

    • You can either Define the current Text Style that is being used or you can place the radio button in Use Custom Text Style to change the properties to your preference for this particular text box. 
    • Select the Font that you would like to use from the drop-down list.

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

  3. For Rich Text, navigate to the Text panel of the Rich Text Specification dialog: 

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

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

  4. The Character 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 Print Size Calculator dialog for Rich Text.  

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

    • Specify the Desired Print Size that you need.  

    • Click OK to close the Print Size Calculator dialog and return to the Rich Text Specification dialog.  

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

The heaviness or thickness of text can also be adjusted by selecting the Bold option while in a Text or Rich Text Specification dialog.