how to change fonts and font size for all office apps


I would like to change the default settings for all the office apps to arial and size 11. would like to know how can we achieve this.

checked it from admin templates but only showing for excel not for word, outlook , powerpoint.

please assist

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    hello Ankit,
    i have already gone through this article and portal as well.
    well i am trying to acheive this through intune and here the artile suggest which is manually and through portal it is only achievable for excel i think.


    I think this has been explained from MS and how to achieve it.

    Generally, we can do the following settings about the default Font for different Office applications:

    Word 2016:

    Open Word and start with a clean new document.
    Hit CTRL-D to start the Font settings.
    Set your Font of choice and hit “Set as Default”
    “Save as” the document to Normal.dotm
    Copy this Normal.dotm file to “%appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm” and replace the old one.
    Outlook 2016:

    Set the font in Outlook on a clean machine by going to Options -> Stationary and fonts… in Outlook. Close Outlook.
    On this Machine, go to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\MailSettings”.
    Export by right click on the MailSettings folder.
    Then you can push/import this MailSettings registry value to your wanted computer.
    You can set the MailSettings above to the path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\MailSettings
    The main registry values are:

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

    Excel 2016:

    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Excel\Options
    Value name: Font
    Value type: REG_SZ
    Value: Font,11
    Note: In Excel it is possible to set the font through a GPO: “\Microsoft Excel 2016\Excel Options\General\Font”

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