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Publisher looks for a file named Normal.pub each time you create a newpublication using Start From Scratch (version 2.0) or Blank Page (version3.0 and 97). If Normal.pub exists, its default settings are applied to thenew publication.
There is no Normal.pub file in the default Publisher installation. However,when you create and save this file using the following procedure,Normal.pub is placed in the Template directory.
If you want to change the default font in Publisher, you will have to firstcreate a template named Normal.pub that includes the custom changes.It is possible to set a default text style in Microsoft Publisher.Each new text frame will default to this style after it is set.
To set the default text style:
In Publisher, choose New Publication from either the initial Start Up screen or from the File menu.
Select the text tool from the tool palette.
Choose the font and point size for the default setting. Example Arial 20pt.
where <drive> is the your hard drive letter and <Publisher template directory> is your Publisher directory (MSPUB by default), then into the template which is located under the Publisher directory.
From the File menu, choose Close.
Now, when you open any new files the default text will be set to the newsettings. ie Arial 20pt.
Publisher 3.0 and 97, unlike Publisher 2.0a, does not have a defaultTemplates folder, unless you installed version 3.0 over Publisher 2.0 or2.0a. However, creating and saving a Normal.pub file, following the aboveprocedure, will create a Templates folder if one does not exist or will addthe Normal.pub file to an existing Templates folder.
In either case, the Normal.pub file will provide the default font and fontsize for new publications created using the Start From Scratch (Publisher2.0) or Blank Page (Publisher 3.0 and 97) option. This is referenced inAppendix A (pages 365-370) of the "Microsoft Publisher User's Guide."