When I open a new, blank document in MS Word 2016 the font Calibri is selected. The style template is default which shows Calibri when right click => modify on it. (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2098430/how-to-set-and-keep-your-preferred-default-font-in-word.html)

However when I start typing the font changes to Times New Roman. How can I change this behaviour? Word and Outlook are affected, Powerpoint and Excel not.


This problem might no longer be bothering you, but I have struggled with this for quite a while. I solved it by deleting the templates normal.dotx which on its own had no effect. Only after deleting the templates AND changing office's default spellcheck language as described here, Word finally stopped to fallback on Times New Roman.

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