I've got a very weird problem: when I open a given docx file in my Word (Office Professional Plus 2016) and I start typing within a paragraph which is set in let's say Arial font, I end up with my characters set in Times New Roman (TNR). My computer is a new one and this issue persisted from day one on.
When I am opening a dotx template or a docx document, everything I am typing is in Times New Roman instead of the pre-defined font. This holds for my own documents as well as for any other document created by someone else.
This is a screenshot demonstrating the issue: https://imgur.com/a/HvaDA
This animated GIF demonstrates my issue even better: https://imgur.com/a/alg2u
What I could check out was: size and font color is correctly used from the given document/template/formatting but the font itself is Times New Roman (TNR). So when I type in an Arial 12pt word, I get TMR 12pt. When I type in a blue heading 1 which is set in Georgia 14pt, I end up with having blue TMR 14pt.
Placing my cursor in the document in an paragraph correctly shows me that it is based on "Normal" template (or whatever template element it is set in). This holds true for the original word and for the words I inserted. When I select the text of my changes and click on the format template "Normal" (or whatever template element is appropriate), everything is corrected, ending up with the correct fonts.
So it is not an issue of not having Arial or Georgia installed or working.
This is driving me nuts. Anything I am typing, I do have to select and format manually.
Removing MS Office, rebooting, newly installing MS Office, rebooting did not solve the issue.
I could not find this or a similar issue with my favorite search engine.
I was also looking for ideas on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftWord/comments/7d4z4b/inserted_text_is_always_set_in_times_new_roman/