I love Scrivener. It’s got so many awesome awesome features. But one thing about it makes me want to go on a crazed, Sweeny Todd style hacking spree. The fact that the default font is Courier New. :shudder: I despise Courier New. I believe it should be stricken from fonts everywhere (sadly you can’t delete it from your machine as it is considered a system font).
I have spent HOURS searching for information on how to change this, poring over the Scrivener manual, asking @ScrivenerApp, googling, to no avail. I’d been resorting to changing everything scene by scene, which is an understandable pain in the patootie.
But I finally figured it out on my own.
So I wanted to share here with nice easily searchable terms and a title and SCREENSHOTS because this is not remotely OBVIOUS. First you must go to TOOLS–>Options–>Editor. That will get you to this window. Now see that little random italicized A? Yeah, that’s the button. That’s what they use as their symbol for font. WHY they can’t have a dropdown menu for font like EVERYBODY ELSE, I don’t know.
So click the button. That takes you here. Now that’s perfectly reasonable looking isn’t it? Pick your preferred font.
Now this will only affect NEW stuff. If you want to change the default on old stuff (like, say, all the scenes you laid out for the ENTIRE SECOND HALF of your book the other day) you need to select all of the scenes you want to change and then go here.
That takes you to this window.
At this point you decide what all you want to change. In my case, I just converted font only because everything that I was changing was a new scene. It is my understanding that if you are to run this feature on existing scenes (or other documents), it will preserve font size, alignment, tabs and indents, spacing BUT NOT ANY ITALICS OR OTHER FONT FORMATTING. So use on existing stuff at your peril.
In any event, this is how you change the Editor font in Scrivener to something that makes you less stabbity.