Is there another way to changing the FONT on my yola site?

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Hi guys,

Am updating my site and was wondering how I can upload text in a 'nicer' font, I did this once by creating the text in powerpoint, saving as an image and then inserting - but upon trying now, it looks fuzzy!!

Does anyone know of a way (and a format to save as if inserting as an image) to insert a body of text in a particular font that the sitebuilder doesn't offer??

Thanks in advance!
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Alex

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if you change ten text to a different font then go into the text editor & change the font in tne code,

if you need some help then just tell me.

alex

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Hi Alex, sorry i didn't get that.. can you re-phrase?
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Alex

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well,

can you make some text in a text wodget & change the font to tahoma, go in the text widget HTML widget & past the ciode here,

wrap the code in

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Hi Marcela,

The font selection we have represents a complete list of browser safe fonts. See: Website Browser Safe Fonts. This means that the fonts in our text editor will work consistently in whatever browser your visitor uses. Unfortunately there are only a few fonts that work in all browsers. If we added any more fonts you would run the risk of not having your text display correctly for some of your visitors, which is why we have not added any of these fonts.

You could add custom fonts from an external source by copying and pasting, or editing the text HTML as Alex said above. However, you should be aware of the following dangers:

1. copying and pasting could introduce formatting that is not web-friendly and this would cause your site not to load, so we don't recommend it.
2. your site will not display consistently in all browsers.

The only safe way to introduce custom fonts on your page is to upload them as image files. You can do this if you have access to any image editing tools such as Photoshop, or you can try Picnik.com. I hope one of these will work well for you. Let us know if you have further questions!

Emmy
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Ok I haven't much HTML experience so unless I have step by step instructions, i wouldn't know what to do per Alex...
Umm.. I have tried the Picnik application but it only amends files, I can't create a new one persay.. So i can't resort to Picnik and start with a blank canvas - UNLESS I'M WRONG AND SOMEONE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW???
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When I use picnik or any other way of uploading text as an image, it appears FUZZY..
Why is that and how can I stop it??
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It could be that you are stretching the image out of proportion. You should set the dimensions you need then create your image instead of stretching the image to your dimensions.
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Marcela

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No it's not that...
I'm missing something here... it has to be something technical because im pretty good when it comes to putting two and two together if you get me!

Plus last time I updated my site, i inserted plenty of text images and had no problems.

I'm lost for what it could be............. ???
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Hi Marcela,

As Emmy mentioned, the fonts we have available in the text editing toolbar will ensure that your site will display correctly over a wide number of browsers. If you change your font using custom HTML, we cannot guarantee this.

To change the font using the text editing toolbar highlight the font and then click on the button you see below, and select from the drop down list.



Please let us know if we can help you with anything else.