Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

We have a lab with many different users. Word 2010 defaults to Calibri. They want all users to have a default of Times New Roman. Is this possible?

share|improve this question
You should see this this walkthrough for instructions. – user111228 Jan 13 '12 at 21:57
There's a difference between a default and an enforced value. Which do you want? Do you want users to be able to select a different font, or not? – Daniel Beck Jan 13 '12 at 21:58
@hesse. Your linked page immediately changed to some 'warning, your machine is infected... scan now?' page. – WinOutreach4 Jan 13 '12 at 22:08
@WinOutreach4 Oh, really? Sorry about that - I have Ad-block plus so I don't get those. – user111228 Jan 13 '12 at 22:13
@hesse no problem... I'm quick with the old alt-F4, and malwarebytes says that I'm clean. Phew!!! – WinOutreach4 Jan 13 '12 at 22:18

Yes, it's possible and fairly easy.

Find and open the normal.dotm template (users\username\appdata\roaming\microsoft\templates), change the font to your desired font and size and save it.

Distribute it to the user machines.

Every new document will open with this template and the font will default to what you set it as.

share|improve this answer

After modify the file to use your desired font, you can also create a Windows Script to copy this file to the users folder, so you won´t need to copy manually this file.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .