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BEST solution would be a customized template(s) that everyone should use.
There is no way to globally change ALL the fonts in ALL the templates.
This way you can set the title and body placeholders to the desired font.
If you want text boxes that you are adding to the slide to default (and you
really shouldn't do this alot) you can do this while editing the template.
1. From the template, create a new text box.
2. Select Font from the format menu.
3. Select your desired default font formats.
4. Click the defualt for new objects checkbox.
5. Click OK
6. Close and save the .POT
Now when this template is used, new objects will default to these settings.
The default template is "Blank Presentation" and is found in C:\Program
Files\Microsoft Office\Templates (or another drive if changed from
From: Aoidìn Scully [mailto:ascully -at- flexicom -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 5:47 AM
Subject: RE: OT: Changing Powerpoint default font
Erp. I also tried this and it reacted as Dick says. Sorry Beth...but thanks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Margulis [mailto:margulis -at- fiam -dot- net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 10:47 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Cc: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: OT: Changing Powerpoint default font
> I was going to make the same suggestion, but I thought, "hey, this is
> Microsoft we're talking about. I'd better verify it first." So I tried
> exactly what you are suggesting. Sure enough, it was all defaulted back
> to to Times Roman when I opened it again, immediately after.