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Why do Tables Sometimes use Times New Roman as Font even if the Scroll Table Normal Style in the Template uses a Different Font?

Question

Why do my tables use Times New Roman as font even if the Scroll Table Normal Style uses a different font?

Answer

The reason for the wrong font usually is that in your template the "Scroll Table Normal" style does not define a font. Therefore it falls back to the "Normal Table" style, which neither defines a font. And then it falls back to some standard font defined somewhere in Word. On your system this probably something different from Times New Roman.

Unfortunately when you edit the style in Word then the font box will show something like "Calibri (Body)". This means it will fall back to the font specified in the "Body" style, which ultimately is / falls back to that "Word default font" unless you specified something explicitly.

Scroll Office uses Times New Roman in these cases because the Word programming library that we internally use returns that font if the style contains no explicit setting for the font. And we can't distinguish this case from a case where the user actually selected Times New Roman.

  • To fix it you simply need to explicitly set the font to "Calibri" (for example) in the "Scroll Table Normal" style.