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For a Microsoft Visio 2000 version of this article, see 258318
For a Microsoft Visio 5 version of this article, see 295115
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to set the default font in Microsoft Visio.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Microsoft Visio uses the Arial TrueType font by default. You can modify the registry if you want to change the default font to another TrueType font.
To change the default font, follow these steps:
NOTE: If Arial continues to appear as the default font, the font name specified in step 12 is not correct, or the font is not installed on your system. To check what TrueType fonts are available in Visio, click Text on the Format menu, and examine the Fonts list.