Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide

To Choose a Font Scheme

    Edit the application-defaults file for the application that displays the online help. Replace the current font resources (if any) with the new scheme.

If you are making this change just for yourself, copy the application-defaults file into your home directory before editing it.


To use a larger size font (in the help dialogs) of a personal application named DtStopWatch, perform these steps:

Change to your home directory:


Then copy the DtStopWatch application-defaults file and make it writable:

cp /usr/dt/app-defaults/C/DtStopWatch .
chmod u+w DtStopWatch

Edit the DtStopWatch file to add the largest scheme (fontLarge.fns). Go to the end of the file, and insert the contents of this file:


Save your new DtStopWatch file.

Start the DtStopWatch application, select Help, and verify that help topics are displayed using the new font scheme.