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Solved: Microsoft word font problem

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by manofmarin, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. manofmarin

    manofmarin Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2007
    Operating System Windows XP home sp2

    My Microsoft Word program has for some reason locked Times New Roman font style in BOLD type on my document creating page. I have gone to Format-font and set the style to REGULAR which is what I want and had previously--(a correct preview is displayed) but when I hit the default button the font style does not change back in Word !

    I have repeated this several times but my word page still types in Bold! I have checked other using other font styles and everything shows BOLD.

    Help please, Tom
  2. Rollin_Again


    Sep 4, 2003
    You can try searching your computer and deleting/renaming the file Normal.dot which is the template that Word uses for all documents. To find the location of your template file click TOOLS >> OPTIONS >> FILE LOCATIONS and then select User Templates in your list of file types and click the modify button and the path to your template file will be displayed.

    It's usually something like:

    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USERNAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

    After finding this file in your computer, rename it to something else like Normal.Old or delete it completely and then open Word. Word should automatically recreate the Normal.dot template for you. If it works properly after renaming the template file, you can delete the old one since a new one will have already been created.

    NOTE: Normal.dot may be hidden so you may have to go into your Window Explorer options and change them to show hidden files and folders before doing your search.


  3. jimr381


    Jul 20, 2007
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    Before changing your normal.dot I would recommend that you check your normal style. Click on the "Styles and Formatting" button on the formatting toolbar. Hover over the "Normal" style and select the "modify" option from the drop-down list. Turn off the "Bold" formatting if it is turned on and check off the "Add to Template" check box in the bottom right-hand corner.
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