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HOWTO: Using True Type fonts with ZSUBMIT



ID: ZTN1093

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax 5.50i and later.


By default, the ZSUBMIT command %%[FONT] will only allow you to specify a Zetafax font (e.g.: ROMAN12). This document explains how to work around this limitation, and use Windows True Type fonts instead.

More information

The syntax for True Type fonts in ZSUBMIT is as follows:

%%[F O N T: font name, font size, weight/style]

Where 'font name' is the name of the font as it appears in Windows, 'font size' is the size of the font in points, and 'weight/style' is the formatting codes.

The formatting codes are:






NOTE: that the spaces between the letters in "F O N T" are significant and should be typed exactly as above.

For example, if a line of text needs to be formatted in bold Arial 8, you would use this syntax:

%%[F O N T: Arial, 8, B]

And bold, italicised, underlined Times New Roman in size 10 can be obtained with this command:

%%[F O N T: Times New Roman, 10, B, I, U]

Note: Some True Type fonts may cause the line spacing to become reduced. This can be remedied by using the ZSUBMIT %%[DOWN: ] command.


For additional information on ZSUBMIT, please see the following Zetafax technical note:


First Created: 30 November 2000 (ET /DH)

Last updated: 16 December 2005 (RM)


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