Field Name Templates settings do not respect default text size

Bug #1818668 reported by Ron Burkey on 2019-03-05
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Low
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Bug Description

In the eeschema preferences, it's possible to set a default text size. It's also possible to use the Field Name Templates settings to define fields which will always be added to components placed on the schematic. However, these Field Name Templates do not respect the default text size setting. Nor is there any other way to set the text sizes for them. Instead, they are always sized at 50 mils. (Nor is there any way to specify the Italic or Bold settings these extra fields should have.)

The result is that while it's convenient to use the Field Name Templates to make sure the desired fields always exist, if you don't want these fields to be 50 mils with no italics or bold, it's necessary to edit EACH component manually in order to get the text size and/or italic/bold settings for them correct. Needless to say, that can be quite inconvenient.

Here is my version info:

Application: kicad
Version: 5.1.0-rc1-unknown-235f2c7~76~ubuntu16.04.1, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.2
    libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.11 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.58.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.47.0
    Compiler: GCC 5.4.0 with C++ ABI 1009

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2019-03-14
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
tags: added: eeschema
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