Office Word doesn’t remember preferred font settings

Microsoft Office Word and other apps allow you to set preferred font settings. However, if Word doesn’t remember preferred font settings, here is what you can do. While it should not happen, some of the forum users had reported that it happened when you upgraded from trial version of office to full version. The trial version of Office Word is read-only, and it doesn’t store any default settings or changed you might have tried.

Word doesn’t remember preferred font settings

Font Settings cannot remember Office Word

Follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates.
  2. Double click to open Normal template (Normal.dotm) in Word.
  3. It will be a blank template, but this is how Microsoft remembers anything you change.
  4. Change fonts, margins, spacing, and other settings.
  5. When you have finished, click the File tab, and then click Save.

Any change you make here will reflect on any new document you create henceforth.

TIP: This post will show you how to change default font in Word.

Create Normal.dotm if it’s missing

If you do not see a file with name Normal.dotm, then you can create a new file using Word, and save it precisely at the same place. If there is any similar file like Normalold.dotm, delete it, and create this new file.

Here is what you should remember. The normal template should never have text in it. Only Office Word should create this file, but since we have created this file, it is best to create default template settings.

I am sure it’s clear that this file is responsible if you have any problem with templates. When you create a new template, Office creates a file like this and saves it with the default settings you choose.

The file is used heavily by the Office app, and if your Word is not working as expected, you can delete the file, and it will be recreated.

Let us know if this resolved the font settings problem you been facing with Microsoft Office Word or any other office application with a similar issue.

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