Font deployment

Dear Experts,

My client want to deploy two sets of font for his colleagues who are using Office365 / Office 2016.

I read that the settings needs to be done individually for each users MS Office program.

Is there a way to use GPO to deploy the font and enforce that these will be the default fonts for its MS Office application?
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Mike in ITIT System AdministratorCommented:
I found a discussion on this in Spiceworks.

It basically says that there is a way. You set up your computer the way you want everyone else to be and then copy your registry key into a GPO that enforces the same registry key on everyone else's computer. the key they reference is:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common]

It is also mentioned that there are admin templates for each application in Office that you can use and set those up and then apply GPO to force them to be used.
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Anonymous KHIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi!

I found that in the GPO admx template, there is a font setting for Excel and Outlook 2016, but I have yet to set the default font and size for Word and Powerpoint 2016.
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Mike in ITIT System AdministratorCommented:
That sounds perfect for you then.

Do the admin templates for Excel and Outlook 2016 work the way that you expected?
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Anonymous KHIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
The Excel settings works, but there is no settings to enforce the font for Outlook and Word. I have looked through so many websites they are telling me that the Outlook settings is by changing the registry but I do not know what settings to configure them.

Value name: “ComposeFontComplex”
Value name: “ComposeFontSimple”
Value name: “CReplyFontComplex”
Value name: “ReplyFontSimple”
Value name: “TextFontComplex”
Value name: “TextFontSimple”

Still trying to find a solution for Word 2016, I am a bit skeptical on using a document template as there were incidences the template settings would run off.
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Mike in ITIT System AdministratorCommented:
Perhaps going the registry update through GPO would be better then. That way it'll get all of them without having to do each one individually.
I found a good explanation of this here.
The basics are
  1. Get the Registry Setting
  2. Use the Freeware version of Advanced Installer to build an MSI
  3. Deploy your fonts Using GPO

Obviously, you don't have to use Advanced Installer, you can use any program that can create an MSI for you Advanced Installer is just the one that the guy who wrote that blog liked.

Each of the steps above has several steps to accomplish them, but those are the basics. If you need more let me know.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalCommented:
Yes, you are on the correct path to set up the font via GPO:

User Configuration (Enabled) > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/16.0/Common/MailSettings]

Hive HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key path Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\MailSettings
Value name: “ComposeFontComplex”
Value name: “ComposeFontSimple”
Value name: “CReplyFontComplex”
Value name: “ReplyFontSimple”
Value name: “TextFontComplex”
Value name: “TextFontSimple”
Value type REG_BINARY
Value data ...

however, what value did you end up with on the Value data ... ?
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Anonymous KHIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi!

I have not talked of this topic to my client yet. But I will have to close it for now as it can't be left opened indefinitely.
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