Changing default font in Pages

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi everybody,
    I have iWork 08 and use Pages a lot. The default font is Helvetica. I would like to change this to Times New Roman. How do I do this? Thanks!
    Morod
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    There is no global setting for this, you'll have to do it manually. Open a new blank template & change the font of all of the paragraph styles to the one you want. While you're at it, change any margins, tabs, default table/image/shape/text box styles, etc. Now save this as a template & then set this template as the default for new documents in preferences.

    However, this won't affect any existing templates or "foreign" files you open. It is possible to change the template used for those "foreign" files by replacing the blank template buried in the application package. If you want to do that, I'd try on a copy of the application first, just to be safe.
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    PeggyD,
    Thanks for the help! Not the most elegant solution, but it will work.
    FWIW, there's a software update available now. It's for AirPort and Time Machine. Version 1.0, 10.2MB, and it requires a reboot.
    Morod
    EDITED TO ADD: I just did what you said, and it actually works very well! Thanks again.
     

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