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Can Word 2013 Font and Font Size be changed using Group Policy?

Can Word 2013 Font and Font Size be changed using Group Policy?

A user wants this to be the default for all client machines
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M SOS
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M SOS
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
The default font and font size for new documents are held in the normal.dot template.

This should be saved in the same place in each users User folder so you should be able to overwrite the Normal.dot with a GP push; how you would do it, I wouldn't know as I don't know anything about pushing out Group Policies.

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Rob H
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M SOSAuthor Commented:
In Office 2013 you do not have to even do that

There is an option in Word that enbals you to do that quite easy

https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-gb/article/Change-or-set-the-default-font-20f72414-2c42-4b53-9654-d07a92b9294a?CorrelationId=af65af9f-6780-4725-a3c7-e6a8a3490fde&ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

But my question still has not been answered..

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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Rob's comment is the correct solution.

Firstly your link above is for Office 2010, not 2013 (although the steps are the same). The steps outlined in that article basically makes the changes to your normal.dotm file. If you want to deploy this setting for all users then you would use a login script or Group Policy Preferences to replace each user's normal.dotm file with your customized one.

Another option would be to customize the Office installation using the Office Customization Tool but this would involve reinstalling office and lots of messing around.

It's simply easier and quicker to replace the normal.dotm file.
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M SOSAuthor Commented:
Hi

I would thank Rob for that but that was not really the answer I hoped for.

What do you mean easier? So doing it through group policy is troublesome?

the have almost 300 computers how is it easier?

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
simple scripting
copy \\server\share\normal.dotm %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates /y
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
What do you mean easier? So doing it through group policy is troublesome?
What I meant was deploying the customized Normal.dotm file is lot easier than customizing an Office installation using OCT, then uninstalling the current version of Office and replacing it with the customized version.

Doing the Normal.dotm through Group Policy Preferences is not troublesome at all. See this article for the steps required: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772536.aspx
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