different settings for many different text boxes
Yes, the operative word here is "many"
It might be nice to have a global default font setting -- a lot people, myself included, probably
have a favorite font which they use unless there is a call for something special. That global
font is now Arial since that's what you get unless changed somewhere.
I haven't gotten around to checking the font situation, but did look at the tabs.
In version 7,
when you select the tab size (quickly and easily via a right click in the edit window), it shows
up immediately both in the edit window and the slide preview screen. You can use the tab
to easily position text.
In version 8.2,
when you select the tab size (not so quickly or easily via "properties, click, click, etc."),
it does not show up in the edit window (it remains 1.0 there), but shows up correctly
in the preview panel. Almost impossible to use anything but 1.0 tab to position text,
since you can't see where the text will be.
There may be some logic behind this, but for now I call it a "bug."