My font keeps changing back to TimesNewRoman

It does this across all of the office programs when editing text.  example...I set the font to be Helvetica 11, and as I begin to type it reverts to TNR 10.5.   
 

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Hi

 

You can refer to these article to Change or set the default font:

Word: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/change-or-set-the-default-font-HP010014408.aspx?CTT=1

Excel: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/change-the-font-or-font-size-in-excel-HP001216423.aspx?CTT=1

Outlook: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/change-the-default-font-or-text-color-for-e-mail-messages-HA010239585.aspx?CTT=1

PowerPoint: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/redir/XT010354134.aspx?queryid=e7c2d7cf%2D2b3f%2D4b57%2D8729%2D670b00047a97&respos=3&CTT=1

 

Change the default theme in Office 2007

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/change-the-default-theme-HA010204550.aspx?CTT=1

 

Please take your time to try the suggestions and let me know the results at your earliest convenience. If anything is unclear or if there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to let me know.

 

Best regards

William Zhou

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Helvetica is often a printer resident font. If that is the case for you, do you have the printer driver installed and active that has the font? Otherwise Windows will substitute an available font.
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I know this is an old thread, but I've tried everything I can and it won't stop changing back to Times New Roman. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the font, I tried changing the default font, nothing works. It never used to do this **** and I'm sick of it.

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Is your question related to the original thread, to which the originator never responded?

What EXACTLY is happening on your PC and when does it happen?

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In Word 2007, every time I type a punctuation mark, whatever font I have selected will automatically change to Times New Roman. Every single font, it doesn't matter whether it was downloaded or if it came with the program.

I've been using Word 2007 for three years on my current laptop and I have never had this problem until last night. I spent two hours on Google trying to fix it, but nothing worked. I tried the solution on this thread and it didn't work. Am I going to have to uninstall and reinstall the program? This is ridiculous.

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Re-installing rarely achieves anything useful as it is rarely the core application that is the problem. I can't imagine why this is happening as Times New Roman isn't even one of Word 2007's core fonts.

I would suggest starting with the following in order

1. Ensure there is a printer driver set as default that is capable of printing fonts - the printer itself doesn't need to be connected.

2. Rename the normal template.

3. Temporarily disable any attachments.

See also http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm   

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I know this thread is quite old but i have the same issue since i reinstalled my Windows 10 PC yesterday with Outlook / Word 2016.

When ever i start typing in Word or Outlook the Font changes to Times New Roman. Then I can select the text, change the Font and as soon as i type again it changes back to TNR.

So I changed all the default Fonts to Calibri, in Outlook & Word, removed the normal.dotm files, restored those of the backup of my previous installation, reinstalled office 2016, nothing workes.

Has someone found a solution to this?

I hate TNR so much i'd rather [redacted]

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Hi,

Before providing a resolution, we would like to confirm if you have already tried the troubleshooting steps suggested by William Zhou CHN on September 27, 2011 and Graham Mayor on March 25, 2016. If following those steps didn’t work, then you can try the following methods:

Method 1: Start Office in Safe Mode

Here is a link that provide steps on how to start Office in Safe Mode. Open Word or Outlook, and see if the issue persists.

Method 2: Repair Office Applications

If you’re still getting the same error, follow the steps provided on this link to repair an Office application.

Method 3: Apply the desired changes directly from Normal.dotm.

1.  Open a new Word document.

2.  Press Alt + F11 to open Visual Basic Editor.

3.  Press Ctrl + G to activate the Immediate Window.

4.  Type NormalTemplate.OpenAsDocument.

5.  Press Enter.

6.  Make the desired changes to the Normal File.

7.  Click Save then Close.

8.  Open a new Word document and it should reflect the changes.

If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Hi Kristine,

thank you for your suggestions, i tried all of the Methods, sadly without success.

I since found out that this is definitely a problem specific to my user profile on the PC, as under a different account logged in to the computer the issue doesn't occur.

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Hi,

i figured out what caused my problem:

I use an English Windows Version but live in Germany and use a German Keyboard, so somehow Windows set the Windows Language pack to "English (en-DE)" with a German Keyboard Layout. That Language Pack wasn't downloaded though.

I noticed additional weirdness when connecting via Remote Desktop, the Keyboard Layout on the Server i connected to would show "??" (unknown keyboard layout) and every time i used Windows Search on that machine it wouldn't find anything.

Now i changed my Language Pack to English United States and all workes fine now, no more TNR (Thank god!!)

I suppose (i didn't do further testing on this) that this perticular Language Pack / Keyboard Layout combination types some weird formated text and Office can't help itself and falls back to TNR.

Some additional Infos:

Windows 10 1703 (Anniversary Update) (EN-US) clean install

Office 2016

all Updates possible installed

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