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Changing the default theme in Excel 2010, when you click new workbook from the backstage

Posted on 2012-03-13
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Hi!

I have succesfully changed the default font and theme for a workbook and sheet when you startup Excel and also when you press ctrl-n, through following the instructions from Microsoft on this link:  

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-excel/how-do-i-make-a-custom-theme-the-default-in-excel/a45be4cc-fb5a-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?msgId=b20e8dc4-4e5b-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5

Combined with setting the registry font value on the path:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Options]

This registry hack does work as far as setting the default font for the workbook when you create it from backstage, but what still remains is that the theme jumps back to the default Office theme, does anyone know if there's another key that i can set to select the right theme as well, or is there another way that i don't know about?
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by:Rory Archibald
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As far as I know, there is no such setting.
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by:Musiqal
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Okey, but is there another way to achieve the same result?
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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Not that I know of. Custom themes are file specific, and since the New Workbook button doesn't use a file template, your custom theme will not exist in it.

I suppose you could create an addin that monitors the NewWorkbook event of the application, checks the workbook to see if it has the right theme (or a custom tag that you specify) and if not, closes it and creates a new one from your template.
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by:Musiqal
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Thanks, this worked! :)
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