Qlik Community

QlikView Layout & Visualizations

Discussion Board for collaboration on QlikView Layout & Visualizations.

Not applicable

Change object fonts by action

Hi All,

I have to provide a report with the possibility to switch all object's font and font size by a button.

I thought of using some variables - and an related action, unfortunately, it does not seem to be possible to use variables for the font.

Does anyone of you got an idea how to provide such functionality?

Thank you !

6 Replies

Re: Change object fonts by action

Using macros, you can do what you want

I´ve extracted the code below from APIguide.qvw

rem  ** set random fonts modifications in all expression **

rem  ** cells in all pivot tables on active sheet.      **

Objects = ActiveDocument.ActiveSheet.GetSheetObjects

For i = lBound(Objects) To uBound(Objects)

  If Objects(i).GetObjectType = 10 Then  'pivot tables

      set Pivot = Objects(i)

      set y = Pivot.GetProperties

      set e = y.ExpressionVisuals

      for k = 0 to e.Count-1

        set f = e.Item (k)

      set v = f.CellVariations (0)

        v.SizeMod = Rnd() * 5 - 2 - 0.5

        v.StyleMod = Rnd() * 8 - 0.5          

        v.TotalSizeMod = Rnd() * 5 - 2 - 0.5

        v.TotalStyleMod = Rnd() * 8 - 0.5          


      y.TableProperties.StyleNumber = -1  'set as custom style

      Pivot.SetProperties (y)

    end if


Not applicable

Re: Change object fonts by action

Thanks Anjos for the hint

Anyway, I found this one in the APIGuide, which works fine:

(Class SheetObject, Member SetFont)

rem ** increase fontsize for all objects on active sheet by 1 point **

set sh = ActiveDocument.ActiveSheet

for i = 0 to sh.NoOfSheetObjects-1

    set obj = sh.SheetObjects(i)

    fnt = obj.GetFrameDef.Font

    fnt.PointSize1000 = fnt.PointSize1000 + 1000

    obj.SetFont fnt


unfortunately, it does not work for Objects placed in a container - any hint for that?

Honored Contributor II

Re: Change object fonts by action

here is a simpler version and it works

SUB Font()

set sp = ActiveDocument.ActiveSheet.GetProperties

set sfont = sp.SheetFont

sfont.FontName = "Calibri"

sfont.Bold = false

sfont.Italic = false

sfont.Underline = false

sfont.PointSize1000 = 12000

ActiveDocument.ActiveSheet.SetFont sfont



Re: Change object fonts by action

Trick: create an empty tab and link your objects that are inside of your container there.

So run the macro into that sheet. It may work

Not applicable

Re: Change object fonts by action

Hi Alan,

thanks for that simpler version!

Works fine - but not for contained objects 

(but i will use this for general and guess about a "container solution")

Not applicable

Re: Change object fonts by action

Hi Anjos,

unfortunately the application has arround 180 objects (100 in containers) - i guess this would be a little bit too messy

but i still think it is possible to get the containeredobjects.

I found the Member ContaineredObjects in API Guide but do not have an idea how to use this for the formatting.