Sign in using Facebook
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

Can not set default font size

1 reply [Last post]
buick1910's picture
Joined: Mar 6 2011

My OS is Windows 7 64 bit and I have just upgraded from Word 2007 to Word 2010. I am trying to set my default font and size but am having no success. I have opened up the proper box where you select and set these items and have selected both the font and size I would like to have as my default. I then clicked on "Set Default" and at various times I have tried selecting both options. That is to say I first selected "All documents based on the Normal.dotm template?" and then selected OK. I then shut off Word 2010 and immediately relaunched it and found that although the type of font was changed to what I wanted the size ALWAYS reverts to 10 which is not what I want. I then did exactly the same thing but this time I selected "This document only?" after clicking on Set Default but this didn't work either. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I'm doing wrong or what I can do to select and maintain my default font size?

jpref's picture
Joined: Jul 28 2011

check the GPO for default 'save as' . Word will likely start with 'Compatibility Mode' if its set. Remove the GPO setting, and it should work. Couldnt find any documentation from MS on this, but it happened in our environment.