Ribbon font in Office 2007 and Office 2010 applications cannot be changed

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The Ribbon font in Office 2007 and Office 2010 applications is hard-coded and cannot be changed. You can change the size of the font using Windows appearance settings, but you cannot choose another font.


  • FontSubstitutes is a Windows setting and it no longer influences Office settings because it was affecting the printing processes. Changing the mapping should only affect the font that is going to print.
  • In older applications like Office 2003 the system fonts could indeed be used for menu entries but this changed in later versions of Office.
  • Changing settings from Control Panel – Personalization (Themes, Window Color and Appearance) only affects the size and the color of the text, but not the font.
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Article ID: 2579572 - Last Review: July 8, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

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