Customize SQL Font

Finally, you can choose the font for SQL and Query Views. Of course, there is reason to be judicious when selecting a font. Not everyone would be happy looking at script in their queries. But, using special fonts can give a bit of personality to screen shots. Notice that the font appears in both the query grid and the SQL view. Thankfully, it does not appear that changing the font used in queries will affect the appearance of the database sheet views.

When giving a presentation, you could have fun by customizing the SQL font, and even changing the font to suit the audience.

To change the font, click Tools on the menu bar, and then click Options. This will open the Options dialog window. The query design font is on the lower left of the Table/Queries tab. The font type and size can be quickly changed via the Options menu. The Query Design Font is on the lower left of the Tables/Queries tab. Figure 3-6 shows how changing the font can affect the readability of the SQL view. The selected font will also be used in the query grid. Figure 3-7 shows what Chiller font looks like in the query grid. So when you are preparing a presentation, keep in mind that changing the font to make it larger, easier to read, or even just more striking is certainly something worth considering.

Did you know that you can also change the font used by the Zoom Wizard?

You can also modify the font when using the Zoom feature. To do this, right-click in a query criteria field and then select Zoom. In the lower right, click the font and you'll see the familiar dialog box for selecting a custom font. This cool feature was added by Michael Kaplan. Figure 3-7 shows how to change the zoom font as well as the effect of selecting a font such as Kristen. And, as expected with a really good tool, you get to see what the font will look like before it is applied. Now that demonstrates the benefit of having a developer add features. They are one of us so they know what will help.

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Figure 3-6

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