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These options determine the fonts used to display your web pages.

Option Meaning

This field is the name of one or more fonts. In case a visitor to your website does not have a particular font installed, you should specify alternate font names, separated by commas, that will be used instead.

The font names should appear in order of preference. For example Arial,Verdana,Helvetica means that if your visitor does not have the Arial font, his Internet browser will attempt to use Verdana, and so on. If a font name contains spaces, enclose it in quotation marks, like "Times New Roman".

Click Default to specify Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif. The name sans-serif is a generic font. Other generic fonts you can choose are serif, monospace, cursive and fancy. Leave this field blank to use the browser's standard font.

Size This is the font size for text that appears on your generated web pages. Choose Default to use the Internet browser's default size. Choose a smaller or larger font if desired. However if your text is too small or too large, visitors to your web site may find it difficult to read. Remember also that your visitors can adjust the font size in their Internet browsers.

GED-GEN will generate some text using a smaller or larger font than the font size you specify. For example the title of the index page will appear larger than normal text. Any such text is always generated in a size relative to the font size you specify here.

Color Code This is an HTML color code representing the font color. Click Browse to more easily select a color code. Color code #000000 (black) is normally the default font color.
Use non-proportional font in group sheet and index

Place a check here to use a non-proportional font within family group sheets and on the index pages. With a non-proportional font like Courier, each letter in a word has the same width. Thus dates for births, marriages and deaths are aligned in an easy to read format.

A non-proportional font is evenly spaced.
A proportional font is unevenly spaced.

If you prefer the font specified in the Face field above, clear the check next to this option. Your selected font will then be used everywhere. In this case your font is assumed to be proportional, where letters in a word can have different widths.


If you enable this option, it is strongly recommended that you use HTML 4.01 Strict conformance. Otherwise alignment of label, date and place fields may not display properly in all Internet browsers. Please refer to HTML Conformance.


Use of a proportional font may affect label and date field alignment. You may need to adjust the character spacing under Align fields for group sheet labels. You may also want to enable Use superscript numbers in group sheet under "Source Citations."

Advanced Users

If you wish to use a non-proportional font other than Courier, keep this option enabled and override the following GED-GEN styles in your own external Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) by adding your own font-family style: