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chinese language font in excel

Posted on 2008-10-09
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Last Modified: 2016-09-06
upon change to chinese language, and open up in excel, would like the default font to be 'simsun'... how to do it? only want the font to be simsun when we use the language bar to change to chinese and upon using excel..
Question by:grnow
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ExcelGuide earned 200 total points
ID: 22684718
goto Tools>Options and select Tab "General" and select the font your want at "standard font".

Good luck

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ID: 22684887
i don't want to set as default font for all. only when we activate the language bar, chinese, it will change to simsun...can this be done?
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patrickab earned 200 total points
ID: 22684904
The simsun font can be obtained from:
Once installed just select it like any other font in the toolbar or as Psychotec has said make it the default font.
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ID: 22684976
if i make it the default font, that means everytime i open up excel, it will show this font as default. what i want is only when i switch my language to chines to type chinese characters, then it will change the font to simsun.
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Expert Comment

ID: 22685098
As I have said already - "Once installed just select it like any other font in the toolbar..."

Author Comment

ID: 22782667
we have installed the font, can see it in the toolbar... it still will show the default font 'arial' when we switch from english to chinese. we will have to manually go to the toolbar to select the simsun font, which is what we don't want to.

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grnow earned 0 total points
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i guess we can abandon the question since the real solution is not found.. but would llike to reward points to the people who have given suggestions

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by:Sophe Miller
ID: 41785520
Is this what's it all about? Getting points? I have the same issue as the OP and it was precisely described. You can't just shut down the question. Please answer it!

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