Word won't maintain default settings I set for all new documents?


I have set the default settings in Home - Font for my default font and in
Page Layout-Page Set Up for my margin settings. I selected 'Yes' so the
default will pertain to all new documents. The defaults don't stay.
Opening/starting a new document goes back to the original settings when my
computer was set up with Microsoft Word 2007. How can I keep my new default
settings for all future documents?
 
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Stefan Blom

If you are on a corporate network you might be prevented to make font
changes. Talk to the administrator.

On the other hand, if you are using a stand-alone (or home) computer, you
may have installed a poorly designed add-in which doesn't allow you to save
to the Normal template. A work-around that you can use is the following:
Open the Normal template as a file (in the Open dialog box, click Trusted
Templates, select Normal, and click Open) and make the font changes directly
to the Normal style. Save and close the file.

A long-term solution is to uninstall the add-in.
 
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Stefan Blom

If an application installed the add-in, you can sometimes uninstall it via
that same application. If the application doesn't offer that possibility,
you can uninstall add-ins manually, by moving them out of the Startup folder
(in your user profile).

COM add-ins can be disabled via Office button | Word Options, Add-Ins
category; in the Manage box, choose "COM Add-ins," and then click Go.
 
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Cytrog

I'm having the same problem in standalone 2007. Just installed it on a fresh
Win7 install and haven't installed any add-ins in any apps yet. Only the
Win7 and Office 2007 updates have been installed. Something isn't right.
 
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Stefan Blom

If you are sure that no add-in has been installed, try renaming the Normal
template (with Word closed). If older versions of Word exists on the
machine, you should rename both normal.dotm and normal.dot.
 
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Cytrog

This system has new motherboard, RAM, processor, video graphics card, and
hard drive. Nothing was installed on it, which includes older versions of
anything. Still haven't installed any add-ins. Word opens correctly with my
saved font choice ONLY when I open Normal.dotm. Otherwise, it keeps going
back to the default in existing documents and new ones. Strange.
 
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Stefan Blom

Yes, that certainly sounds strange.

Going back a step here, how did you change the defaults?
 

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