# Can I print the manual since I can't follow the online tutorials as the type is so small I am 89!

Blender looks like a great program, but the online tutorials even with windows magnification the text is too small to read and at the same time work on a project - with only one monitor available. I am 89! The main thing I want is type fonts and I could not find any in the program. So can I download AND print out the manual? Any suggestions to both the "problems" would be very much appreciated.

Regards, Jeff.

Unfortunately the .pdf building for the Blender manual with Sphinx and LaTeX is currently a bit fragile. The generation of the table of contents doesn't work properly and there may be formatting issues. The instructions for building the manual yourself can be found in the Contribute chapter. make pdf is the command to create the .pdf version.

The HTML version for offline use can be downloaded on the front page of the reference manual.

The main thing I want is type fonts and I could not find any in the program.

Creating text objects in Blender is possible through Add > Text.

The font can be selected in the Object Data properties of the text object.

• You sir, deserve a medal! :) – Jachym Michal Apr 4 at 12:35

I would suggest taking a look at pandoc - you can download the zipped html document and then convert it to epub, (to view on an e-reader), or PDF or any of a number of other formats. (Note that a hard copy printout will consume a lot of paper & toner/ink it might be cheaper to buy a book).

• The full manual is 2183 pages long. Therefore, I agree that this will require a lot of paper and ink. – Robert Gützkow Apr 4 at 12:50