Comments - changing default font in Word 2007


Don Ellis

I routinely receive documents for editing that were created in Word
2003 with Times New Roman. I highlight everything and change the font
to Calibri... but when I make corrections, the Comment Balloons still
want to use Times Roman.

I have the feeling I should be changing something under the font hood,
but I've lifted everything and can't find it. Any suggestions on how
to make the underlying font of the document, including Comments,
Calibri would be appreciated.

Thank you.



caption text is a style - since the documents are based on the normal 2003
doc, that uses the TNR font. A quick and easy way to change a 2003 doc into
2007 without having to select all of the text is to use change styles toward
the right end of the home tab, click style set and choose Word 2007. It will
change all document styles used in the 2003 docs to 2007 settings, including
comment text. If you do not want all styles converted, fix a doc the way you
want it to look (you can change the comment text style by double clicking on
one, changing the font, then right clicking on the balloon and choosing
style, and update comment text to match selection) then click change styles,
style set and click save as quick style set. Your new style set will then be
listed under style sets and you can then convert the doc even easier than you
are now...


A quick solution you could try is press ALT F8

Comment Text
Comment Subject
Comment Reference.

Your default font Calibri Body 10 should then "kick" in which it sounds like
you are using in 2007. It may be enough to delete "Comment Text" style.


"Balloon Text" is the style you need to delete for Balloons (ooops).
OR you can modify the styles (by changing the font).

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Assuming all these files are based on Normal, you need to change the font of
the Normal style.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Don Ellis

To BoniM, Summer and Suzanne... I'm off to bed in Hong Kong right now
but didn't want to retire without thanking you for your prompt

They're hugely appreciated and I'll try them tomorrow. Thanks very


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