Need to change the font for office apps

Copper Contributor
I have an ask to set the default fonts for all Office apps on Windows 10.

I looked all the configuration profiles and got to know only one setting (using administrative templates) which is for setting the font for Excel and one note.

Is there any option available for Intune machines?
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Hello! You've posted your question in the Tech Community Discussion space, which is intended for discussion around the Tech Community website itself, not product questions. I'm moving your question to the Microsoft Intune space- please post Microsoft Intune questions here in the future. 

One way to do it, would be to distribute company wide templates for all the apps.
This will need to be done both in sharepoint and on the local PC's if you want to cover everything.

I can't remember the exact location where the PC's look for the standard "blank page", but a quick google search should give you the answer.

I guess it needs some alternative method to change some fonts... SO far as I know only excel can be managed with intune (and onenote).

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

--> Add this normal.dotm to a new folder
--> Create a Powershell script that finds the copies the file to users his “%appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm"

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.

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

--> Add this reg file to the same folder where the normal.dotm exists
--> Add a reg import / silent with the location of the reg file or change/add the register values with new-itemproperty
--> create a new win32app which has the dotm/reg file and the powershell script in it

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”

--> do the same as with the outlook key or create an administrative template in intune
For posterity, it worked with the guide from this link, just modify the detect script: