INITIAL NOTES AND RESTRICTIONS
I am a novice in the use of WordPress. It seems that using WordPress.com in most themes, incuding Twenty Eleven, it is not possible to vary the font and the fontsize of text unless you buy an upgrade or get involved with HTML.
I seem to have stumbled upon a way of doing this. Perhaps this is already common knowledge among the WordPress community.
The basic idea is to prepare the text “offline” using a text editor and then copy and paste it into a WordPress page.
- It will not work using Microsoft Wordpad.
- It may(indeed should) work using Microsoft Word (I have not tried it).
- It will work using OpenOffice Writer. This is a free word processor that can be downloaded from http://www.openoffice.org
- It works using Windows 7
- It only works fully where the reading computer has the same font installed as the computer which prepared the page.
- This text was prepared using Firefox and was successfully read using Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Other browsers may have problems.
- In a text editor such as Microsoft Word, prepare the text using various fonts, fontsizes, colours etc.
- Select the text and CTRL+C to copy it to the clipboard.
In WordPress go to the target page and in edit mode CTRL+V to paste from the clipboard into the page.
On the edit page the text will all appear in the default font, but when viewed on working website the fancy fonts will show.
A selection of fonts ————————
Old English Bold 16 point (Not installed on most computers)
Times New Roman 20 point in red
Daniela 12 point (Not installed on most computers)
Edwardian Script 24 point In Green
Calibri 10 point
Arial Narrow 14 point
I hope you have success with this technique. Maybe someone will confirm that it works using Microsoft Word.
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