The Admin Panel of Service Apps - Font Management

Last modified on 2023/02/09 10:22

The Administration screen enables administrators to manage all fonts for the Service Apps platform.

This centralized management makes fonts available to all apps. This means that any app creator can use the fonts for all widgets.

Notes

  • Only the platform administrator whose profile is App Center Manager can manage fonts in the Admin Panel.
  • Standard fonts are managed by EasyVista. They cannot be deleted or exported.
  • There is no limit to the number of fonts you can import.
  • Only the following file formats are accepted: Ttf, Otf, Woff, Woff2, Eot.
  • You can import the same font twice if they are in a different file format.

Caution

  • When you delete a font, the action is final.
  • No warning message will appear when you delete a font that is being used in an app. The deleted font will automatically be replaced by the default font.
  • Web browsers may not support all of the font file formats.

Best Practice

  • You should import the same font in different file formats. In this way, if a given font is used in an app in a format that is not supported by the user's Web browser, the most appropriate format will automatically be used when the user runs the app.

Access

Apps - Gallery - Admin panel icon.png Admin Panel in the App Gallery toolbar > Apps - Admin panel - Font management icon.png Font Management in the Admin Panel toolbar

Screens description

Platform Fonts tab

Used to display all manually added fonts. The table will display the name of each font, its format, a preview and the date on which it was imported.

         Apps - Font Management - Standard fonts tab.png

Add Font: Used to import a new font to the platform. It will be available for widgets with graphic properties, e.g. Theme, Header, or Footer section.

  • (1) List of custom fonts displayed at the top in the My Fonts section, sorted by import date, from most to least recent.
  • (2) List of standard fonts available on the platform, sorted in alphabetical order.
             Apps - Font Management - Font list in a widget.png

Filter fonts icon.png: Used to filter fonts based on their format.

Apps - Export icon.png: Used to export the selected font to the workstation.

Apps - Delete icon.png: Used to delete the selected font.

Standard Fonts tab

Used to display all standard fonts available by default on the platform. The table will display the name of each font and its preview.

         Apps - Font Management - Platform fonts tab.png

Procedure: How to use a new font on the platform

Step 1: Add the font to the platform

Note: Only for the App Center Manager profile

1. Access the Font Management screen by selecting Apps - Gallery - Admin panel icon.png Admin Panel in the App Gallery toolbar > Apps - Admin panel - Font management icon.png Font Management in the Admin Panel toolbar.

2. Add the fonts you want to use in your apps.

  • Select the Platform Fonts tab.
  • Click Add Font.
  • Select the file of the new font.

Best Practice icon.png  You can select multiple files at the same time.

The font will be added to the table. It will be available for widgets with graphic properties.
 

Step 2: Use the font

Note: Only for the App Creator profile

1. Go to the app you want.

2. Select the widget with graphic properties, e.g. Theme, Header, or Footer section.

  • Click the Font Family property.
  • Select the new font displayed at the top of the list in the My Fonts section (1).
             Apps - Font Management - Select a font in a widget.png

Best Practice icon.png  Select the Inherit option of the Font Family property if you want to return to the default inherited font.

3. Open the text editor in the Label, Header/Footer or HTML Code property of a widget.

  • Click Text icon.png.
  • Select the new font displayed at the top of the list in the My Fonts section (1).
             Apps - Font Management - Select a font in text editor.png
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