Default Font #2

I want to change the default font in Publisher 2000. Not sure how to do
this - in Word it can be done through the Font dialog box but not in
Publisher - any ideas.

Thx,


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lnoble (9)
1/7/2004 10:05:13 PM
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All the defaults were removed from Publisher after Publisher 97 as Microsoft
decided you no longer needed or wanted these features.

Even with Publisher 2003 there are still no defaults added back decided
screams from users, but there is a work around add-in that does go partially
to fixing the much desired feature for users.

-- 


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donotknock (1941)
1/7/2004 11:10:40 PM
Hi ���MS�Publisher��� (donotknock@nobodyhome.com)
in the newsgroups
you posted:

|| All the defaults were removed from Publisher after Publisher 97 as
|| Microsoft decided you no longer needed or wanted these features.
||
|| Even with Publisher 2003 there are still no defaults added back
|| decided screams from users, but there is a work around add-in that
|| does go partially to fixing the much desired feature for users.
||
|| --

David, you are aware though that Publisher 2003 added back the ability to
set the default font for all new text boxes in a current publication right?

-- 
Brian Kvalheim
Microsoft Office Publisher MVP
Official Publisher MVP Site:
http://www.kvalheim.org

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights.


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publisher (1244)
1/8/2004 12:05:14 AM
That is what I said with Publisher 2003 "but there is a work around add-in
that does go partially to fixing the much desired feature".

This is not a feature built into Publisher 2003.  I am sure everybody wished
Pub 2003 had this feature.

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donotknock (1941)
1/8/2004 12:42:26 AM
Well that is ridculous :)

Is there anyway to change the "blank template"?

Probably not from the sounds of things.

Thx for all your comments, might upgrade to 2003 and check out the work
around.


"���MS�Publisher���" <donotknock@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:%23iUQ7NX1DHA.2456@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> All the defaults were removed from Publisher after Publisher 97 as
Microsoft
> decided you no longer needed or wanted these features.
>
> Even with Publisher 2003 there are still no defaults added back decided
> screams from users, but there is a work around add-in that does go
partially
> to fixing the much desired feature for users.
>
> -- 
>
>


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lnoble (9)
1/8/2004 1:21:24 AM
After managing to set up OE-QuoteFix on his new PC, Ed reads a message
from ���MS�Publisher��� <donotknock@nobodyhome.com>...
> That is what I said with Publisher 2003 "but there is a work around
> add-in that does go partially to fixing the much desired feature".
>
> This is not a feature built into Publisher 2003.

In the Format Text Box dialog, check "Default for new objects".

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
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the_nerd (6342)
1/8/2004 7:44:40 AM
Ed your poor sad defective mental state is rearing its head as usual.

Under NO circumstances does that feature remember the font.

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donotknock (1941)
1/8/2004 9:17:22 AM
After managing to set up OE-QuoteFix on his new PC, Ed reads a message
from ���MS�Publisher��� <donotknock@nobodyhome.com>...
> Under NO circumstances does that feature remember the font.

Isn't that what the Normal text style is for?

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
Before reading this message, view the disclaimer:
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the_nerd (6342)
1/8/2004 1:45:54 PM
Ed you are absolutely brainless.

I had better shout so it may get through to you!!!

ED THERE IS NO WAY IN PUBLISHER 2003 TO SET THE DEFAULT OPENING FONT OR TEXT
FRAMES MARGINS FOR NEW DOCUMENTS

THE TEXT FRAME MARGINS IN PUBLISHER 2003 COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS
*MASSIVE* AND PROGRAMMED BY A COMPLETE MOORROONN

WHILE PUBLISHER 2003 OVERALL IS A GOOD PROGRAM HAVING NO TEXT OR TEXT FRAME
DEFAULTS IS A MAJOR ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE FIXED WITH A PATCH.

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donotknock (1941)
1/8/2004 11:51:49 PM
Hi ���MS�Publisher��� (donotknock@nobodyhome.com)
in the newsgroups
you posted:

|| That is what I said with Publisher 2003 "but there is a work around
|| add-in that does go partially to fixing the much desired feature".
||
|| This is not a feature built into Publisher 2003.  I am sure
|| everybody wished Pub 2003 had this feature.


No David, there is a built in ability to set a default font for all new text
boxes in an EXISTING publication, which is under Format > Text Box > and
click "apply settings to new text boxes". This feature was grayed out in
2002, but has been made available in 2003. However, it doesn't work setting
as a default for all new publications. But this is an improvement over 2002.
At least the user can now set a default font for the remainder of the
publication they are working on now.

The add in we created addresses the issue as you know.

-- 
Brian Kvalheim
Microsoft Office Publisher MVP
Official Publisher MVP Site:
http://www.kvalheim.org

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights.


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publisher (1244)
1/9/2004 1:42:40 AM
Brian K yes, I agree with you, a SUBSTANTIAL improvement in 2003, but as you
state, only the default for the current document.

Publisher 2005 they can add back the proper defaults as in Publisher 97 and
fix up the TABS.

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donotknock (1941)
1/9/2004 3:05:31 AM
After managing to set up OE-QuoteFix on his new PC, Ed reads a message
from ���MS�Publisher��� <donotknock@nobodyhome.com>...
> ED THERE IS NO WAY IN PUBLISHER 2003 TO SET THE DEFAULT OPENING FONT
> OR TEXT FRAMES MARGINS FOR NEW DOCUMENTS

There's no need to shout.  I am aware of this.  I am merely pointing out
that you can set the default font for new text boxes in the current
publication, which is what we were trying to drill into your brain.

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
Before reading this message, view the disclaimer:
http://mvps.org/the_nerd/disclaim.htm


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the_nerd (6342)
1/9/2004 7:41:16 AM
Ed thankfully I have a brain, not a deteriorated bit of bonsai bush's
political propaganda like you have for your two grey cells.

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donotknock (1941)
1/9/2004 8:03:17 AM
After managing to set up OE-QuoteFix on his new PC, Ed reads a message
from ���MS�Publisher��� <donotknock@nobodyhome.com>...
> Ed thankfully I have a brain, not a deteriorated bit of bonsai bush's
> political propaganda like you have for your two grey cells.

/me shrugs

-- 
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://www.mvps.org/the_nerd/
Before reading this message, view the disclaimer:
http://mvps.org/the_nerd/disclaim.htm


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the_nerd (6342)
1/9/2004 5:30:11 PM
Here's your answer. I have been creating templates in several programs for many
years, so now I have publisher. You need to create your own templates. Here's
how.
(1)  I was trying to find the ultimate fix for having MY default font to be
always my default - not someone else's.  I see the Format, Text Style, so that I
can change Normal (you can either (1) create a new style) or (2) change the
style (I changed to the font I want) and gave it a name. After I changed that, I
saved the blank starter page as a template in the templates folder (see files of
type drop-down box). This template-saving procedure uses *.pub, the same as the
regular documents, but opens up the template storage folder. After saving the
template with a name I choose (like Arial portrait) or Arial landscape), I
closed the blank template.  When opening Publisher with the Microsoft Publisher
Catalog splash, I choose the Templates button (bottom, left) and find my named
template listed (with my own default font).

You might want to do this with a blank landscape page, and one with a blank,
portrait page, or for individual preset templates. When Publisher opens, you
will not use the default that automatically opens.  You must go to the Templates
folder. You can find it two ways:
(1) The 'templates' button on the catalog splash screen or
(2) If you have the catalog splash disabled, then choose File, New, which brings
up the catalog page..

There is not a way to apply your default font to all the preset templates at
once, but for the inside text where you would want your body text to use "your
own default font" I find a favorite preset template and insert at least page 2,
insert a text box so I can get at the Format, Text Style procedure. When you are
through, resave as your own named template (in the templates folder) (see first
paragraph). Your chosen font then becomes the default for body text inside that
preset template.
Template-Maker
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"SamDev" <lnoble@ody.ca> wrote in message
news:ig2Lb.199812$PD3.5926746@nnrp1.uunet.ca...
> Well that is ridculous :)
>
> Is there anyway to change the "blank template"?
>
> Probably not from the sounds of things.
>
> Thx for all your comments, might upgrade to 2003 and check out the work
> around.
>
>
> "���MS�Publisher���" <donotknock@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:%23iUQ7NX1DHA.2456@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > All the defaults were removed from Publisher after Publisher 97 as
> Microsoft
> > decided you no longer needed or wanted these features.
> >
> > Even with Publisher 2003 there are still no defaults added back decided
> > screams from users, but there is a work around add-in that does go
> partially
> > to fixing the much desired feature for users.
> >
> > -- 
> >
> >
>
>


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jgillig1 (12)
1/9/2004 7:22:04 PM
Hi D. Small Gilligan (jgillig1@nycap.rr.com),
in the Microsoft� newsgroups
you posted:

<snipped for brevity>

Great post D. Small Gilligan!
-- 
Brian Kvalheim
Microsoft Office Publisher MVP
Official Publisher MVP Site:
http://www.kvalheim.org

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights.


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publisher (1244)
1/9/2004 7:24:53 PM
Everybody knows about doing that type of thing, but in Publisher 97 we had
all the necessary defaults built in.

In Publisher 97 you could set the default *easily* for the default opening
publication or for the current publication.  Two clicks with the mouse was
all that was needed in Publisher 97.  It was rank stupidity on MS taking out
all the excellent defaults Publisher 97 had.

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donotknock (1941)
1/9/2004 11:33:08 PM
Hey David, Brian and Ed,

FWIW, I know of an inexpensive DTP program where one can easily change 
the default style for the current publication or any future 
publications. But it took some screaming from an unidentified source to 
have it returned to a version after it was taken out from previous ones!

Mike

���MS�Publisher��� wrote:
> Everybody knows about doing that type of thing, but in Publisher 97 we had
> all the necessary defaults built in.
> 
> In Publisher 97 you could set the default *easily* for the default opening
> publication or for the current publication.  Two clicks with the mouse was
> all that was needed in Publisher 97.  It was rank stupidity on MS taking out
> all the excellent defaults Publisher 97 had.
> 

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wordwiz (948)
1/10/2004 2:15:58 AM
Mike did our other DTP friends do that?

Must have been a version I missed - Thankfully!!!

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donotknock (1941)
1/10/2004 2:32:31 AM
David,

Yep, they not only did it, but couldn't figure out what they did - they 
didn't have a clue. Lots of people bypassed the upgrade because of it 
and other missing/changed features. But, they listened and fixed it. 
Good company!

Mike
Still rehabbing a 5x7 foot bathroom

���MS�Publisher��� wrote:
> Mike did our other DTP friends do that?
> 
> Must have been a version I missed - Thankfully!!!
> 

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wordwiz (948)
1/10/2004 3:19:52 AM
Move into a motorhome or travel trailer and you do not have any of those
renovating problems.  You could then be your own editor, mobile reporter,
advertising executive general manager, advertising sales manager and
advertising salesman.
You could have satellite internet and phone system, and solar power system
on the roof.  No more utility or land rates etc.

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donotknock (1941)
1/10/2004 6:07:10 AM
Hi Mike Koewler (wordwiz@fuse.net)
in the newsgroups
you posted:

|| FWIW, I know of an inexpensive DTP program where one can easily
|| change the default style for the current publication or any future
|| publications. But it took some screaming from an unidentified source
|| to have it returned to a version after it was taken out from
|| previous ones!
..

Funny thing is, I believe I have the EXACT program lying around here
somewhere :-)

Side note: The Add-In for the default text box for future publications (as
well as current publications) for Publisher 2002 and 2003 is going to be
available through not only my site and MSDN, but the Office Marketplace (by
Microsoft). Hopefully in the next week or so. They are also trying to make
it available from the Publisher homepage as well. My hopes are that they
FINALLY listen for Publisher 12 and bring it back.

-- 
Brian Kvalheim
Microsoft Office Publisher MVP
Official Publisher MVP Site:
http://www.kvalheim.org

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights.


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publisher (1244)
1/10/2004 12:16:15 PM
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