How to change default font and line spacing in Powerpoint 2010?

Ever since I had Powerpoint 2000 for some reason the default font has been set to Dixiland (not very informative...) and line spacing to 0.8. Every time I open or copy presentations in a newer version of Powerpoint this is copied. How to change this seems to be specific for each PP version. 2000 used to have an option to check "use this as default" in the font format view. So how do I do it in 2010? I am using text boxes, not templates from the Slide Master.
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Ragha
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Echo_SConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Select the text BOX, not the text itself. Click the edge of the textbox to select it.

If your cursor is in the text, then hitting Esc on the keyboard will select the textbox.
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Echo_SCommented:
Set the font the way you want, then right-click the textbox and choose "set as default textbox."
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RaghaAuthor Commented:
Sounds simple, but I don't get that option when right-clicking.
Ragha
 
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RaghaAuthor Commented:
Got it. It is a bit tricky. If I click over the border of the box, I just get the choices "Move here" or "copy here". But I still have the problem when copying a text box from another powerpoint file into this one. Line spacing 1.0 changes to 0.8 (but the font stays the same). Any ideas?
Thanks,
Ragnar
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Echo_SCommented:
Setting the default shape/textbox applies when you create a new shape/textbox and type into it. I believe your copy/paste issue is probably something different. It also depends on what you're pasting -- text into textbox, textbox onto slide, etc. You might try the different things in the paste options that appear after you paste. One of them should keep or discard the formatting. (I can't tell exactly what formatting you're after.)
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RaghaAuthor Commented:
It is textbox onto slide. I have tried the option of of keeping source formatting when pasting, but it doesn't help. But when I reset a new default text box, and copy that, the line spacing stays fine. So I guess that is what I will have to do.
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