A Microsoft Word forum. Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter forum » Microsoft Word Newsgroups » Page Layout
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Default Paragraph Font

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 25th 21, 10:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Edwina Oliver
external usenet poster
Posts: 1
Default Default Paragraph Font

On Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 5:02:49 PM UTC, Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
By george, I think you've got it! Yes, DPF just means "absence of direct
formatting." This changes from one style to another, but the way it is
displayed in the Styles list never changes regardless of what the DPF for a
given paragraph actually is.
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft Word MVP
Words into Type
Fairhope, AL USA
wrote in message
So, am I correct to assume that the "Default Paragraph Font" that is an
item in the Styles list is EXACTLY the same thing as the "font of the
underlying paragraph" that is specified as the basis of several of the
character fonts? That is when one changes so does the other?

My whole intent here is to inderstand how the inheritance works at a
detailed level. I am a programmer, and have trouble working with an
application when I can't work out the logic of the interface.

I want to be able to setup the styles the way I want, such that I can
change the font (and only the font) of a base style, and have ALL styles
change to use this font, but keep any size/indent/colour/whatever
overrides applied in the style. That is for both Paragraph and Character

As far as I can tell, doing what Suzanne suggested in her first response
seems to do what I want. The only "problem" is the fact that Word doesn't
display the result correctly. I still don't get why it should display TNR
regardless of the actual setting. Any ideas? Or is there a statement by MS
somewhere that this behaviour is by design?


I hate times roman and want to obliterate it and having it show up in DPF no matter what.
I want the DPF to show up as arial narrow 18. I somehow did manage to change the font and wording once (not at same time) but I lost it and want to fix it permanently.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Word: Change Default Font, Paragraph & Line Spacing Margy Microsoft Word Help 3 April 28th 10 07:08 AM
WORD: Change default font, paragraph and line spacing Margy Page Layout 2 January 8th 10 06:33 PM
Default font & default paragraph spacing changing automatically Doo Microsoft Word Help 3 October 16th 08 06:26 PM
styles morphed into "default paragraph font para char" Sandra Salstrom Microsoft Word Help 8 April 4th 07 01:02 PM
Default Paragraph Font Para Char Char Word2003 Die!! Aaron Hoffmeyer Microsoft Word Help 2 September 22nd 06 05:53 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2021 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.