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I do not like Myriad Pro and want to remove it from being the default for pretty much everything Adobe makes. Starting new files with templates saved with a different fonts open with Myriad as the default font. What happens if I just delete that entire font file from the computer? Will our entire Adobe DC suite have a giant fit?

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Jack

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Create a new document in the color mode and size that you want.

Choose: Window > Type > Character Styles

Double Click the "Normal Character Style"

Choose the Basic Character Formats option

Change the Font Family to something you like

Click OK

Save the file with a recognizable name in the New Document Profiles folder

To make it easier to find when you create a new document:

In the Illustrator Preferences > General  check the Use legacy "File New" interface

You can choose your preset when you create a new file

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Remove Myriad Pro from all Adobe apps forever

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I do not like Myriad Pro and want to remove it from being the default for pretty much everything Adobe makes. Starting new files with templates saved with a different fonts open with Myriad as the default font. What happens if I just delete that entire font file from the computer? Will our entire Adobe DC suite have a giant fit?

Thanks,

Jack

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Create a new document in the color mode and size that you want.

Choose: Window > Type > Character Styles

Double Click the "Normal Character Style"

Choose the Basic Character Formats option

Change the Font Family to something you like

Click OK

Save the file with a recognizable name in the New Document Profiles folder

To make it easier to find when you create a new document:

In the Illustrator Preferences > General  check the Use legacy "File New" interface

You can choose your preset when you create a new file

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I think it will be very difficult to remove Myriad Pro, it is more or less "baked in" the Illustrator application.

But you can create a new document profile with another font as the default Character style.

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Jack,

You should be able to make a fundamental change of default font, if you find the right way of naming it, see this old (a bit unupdated) Working with the AIPrefs/Adobe Illustrator Prefs file  (follow the link with that name).

Preference file location:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/preference-file-location-illustrator.html

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That is probably not going to work Jacob.

According to your own document, changing the startup file (new document profile) is the way to go:

"Among the countless preference settings are the default font (only up to Version 10; from Version CS on, the default font is specified in the startup files, Adobe Illustrator Startup_CMYK and Adobe Illustrator Startup_RGB, and the change must be done in Window>Type>Character Styles)"

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Ton,

Actually, the quote is an(other unupdated) error on my part: I believe the right way to put it would be: only up to Version 10; from Version CS on, the default font is>can also be specified in the startup files ...

I will amend it; there are also a few other outstanding things/updates on that page. Edit: amended.

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Jacob,

It does not matter whatever you set as a default font in the prefs.

The startup (new document profile) file will always overrule whatever font is set as the default font in the prefs.

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Ton, I hope you will forgive my using your own words against you.

Re: How to permanently replace Myriad with Helvetica?

Apart from that, you are right in any case, of course: even changing all the startup files would obviously fall short of the original OP specification from all Adobe apps forever.

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You are right.

For documents without a profile the default font from the prefs is used.

But the only way to get a document without a profile is by opening a jpeg or other picture.

For all other documents you have to modify the startup document.

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Quite, Ton.

This might form the basis of a feature request.

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I appreciate y'all taking the time to get back to me on this, but I'm working with Illustrator CC 21.0.2 64-bit on Windoze 10. The *_RGB & *_CYMK.aip files appear to be for previous versions. There are a ton of *.aip files in the Illustrator folder, but not seem to be clearly what I'm looking for.

That being the case I'm thinking what I'll do is copy all  Myriad font files from my c: drive to a backup; note what folder they are in  and then delete them. Make copies of the font I want as default, rename them as Myiad, and put them in the folders as replacements.

I shouldn't have to change the default font for every time I start a new Illustrator file. That is not a feature. I see that as arrogance on the part of Adobe coders/managers who think they obviously know better than their customers ever could.

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jackt65511718  wrote

That being the case I'm thinking what I'll do is copy all  Myriad font files from my c: drive to a backup; note what folder they are in  and then delete them. Make copies of the font I want as default, rename them as Myiad, and put them in the folders as replacements.

that sounds crazy.

you don't need to change the default font every time you start a new file. just change it for the document profiles you commonly use.

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You don't have to change the .aip files (whatever they may be).

Just create you own document profiles with the default character style changed to what you want and save them in the New Document Profiles folder.

A New Document Profiles folder can be found in the Illustrator applications folder > Support Files

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Obviously I have no clue how to change the default font. Where is that magic clickie to do that? If I click on type I see this, with Myiad selected.

I change that to another font and then save that as a template.

I open a file from that template and bingo, back to Myriad as the default font.

Although all I want is a blank sheet with something other than Myriad as the default font I try selecting the font I want putting in some bogus text in that font and saving that as a template. Go back and open a new file from that template and although my bogus text is in the proper font Myriad is again the default font.

I am obviously doing something profoundly stupid here, but I cannot seem to kill Myriad as the default font.

Thanks,

Jack

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open the document profile AI you want to use. open the paragraph styles panel. double-click on Normal Paragraph Style. change the font to whatever you want. save to Adobe Illustrator Settings>your_Language>New document profiles.

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Create a new document in the color mode and size that you want.

Choose: Window > Type > Character Styles

Double Click the "Normal Character Style"

Choose the Basic Character Formats option

Change the Font Family to something you like

Click OK

Save the file with a recognizable name in the New Document Profiles folder

To make it easier to find when you create a new document:

In the Illustrator Preferences > General  check the Use legacy "File New" interface

You can choose your preset when you create a new file

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Thanks for that. I was going left to right, top to bottom to try and find where paragraph styles was hiding.

Saved a template and the desired font was the default.

Thanks again,

Jack

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Good to hear that worked for you.

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I do not see anything that says 'normal'. I am fighting with this problem endlessly. I need to use a particular font NOT THAT STUPID MYRIAD PRO and it is at the other end of the alphabet. I leave it on what I want and open the next image and it REVERTS TO THAT STUPID MYRIAD  and I have to scroll through a hundred fonts to get back to what I want.

I hate this and it wastes my time which Adobe has no right to do. I want to use the one I need and I want it to remain in place until I CHANGE IT, not adobe.

Can this happen and if so how?

Thank you.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/starbird+parrot  wrote

I do not see anything that says 'normal'.

Read my answer above:

Choose: Window > Type > Character Styles

Double Click the "Normal Character Style"

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As mentioned earlier, I do not see the word normal anywhere. I received an email saying you had a reply but cannot locate it by clicking the link. It shouldn't matter but I'm on a Mac.

Thanks

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/starbird+parrot  schrieb

As mentioned earlier, I do not see the word normal anywhere. I received an email saying you had a reply but cannot locate it by clicking the link. It shouldn't matter but I'm on a Mac.

Thanks

Please open the Character Styles panel and show us a screenshot.

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i.e. this:

Screen Shot 2018-03-03 at 18.25.38.jpg

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Thank you but I don’t know where to find your answer. The link brings me to a page with a gazillion answers and I don’t see a way to search for your name. I tried looking at the time mark but didn’t see it.

If you know how to make this nightmare stop would it be possible to let me know here?

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Your frustration is valid; hence why Ai is losing market share to emerging products like Sketch

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I feel yer pain.  I too hate Myriad Pro, and every time I try to get rid of it, it keeps rising from the grave like some kind of undead monster in a movie.  Only it's not a movie.  It is all too real.  The horror!  (No, not being sarcastic.  I really, REALLY hate Myriad Pro.  Like Comic-sans-level hate.  Do not like.

 

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Hi Ton,

I'm trying to make this work (I too hate Myriad Pro) but it keeps telling me that I don't have access privileges to save a file in the New Document Profiles folder.  Any suggestions?

Thanks,

-mk

 

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Save your modified file to your desktop and manually move it to the New Document Profiles folder (you may need your computer admin password)

(I like Myriad Pro)

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Thanks much!  Now if I can figure out how to get Myriad off of Keynote (but that's probably not Adobe's fault.....)

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OK, I did that and nothing changed....at least, I don't think so.  When I try to make a new document, I don't see the one I put in the profiles folder.  Where is it supposed to be?

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That is a good question, you probably are using the large New Document window with Recent  - Saved - Mobile and so on. It should be in the section where the new preset was based on.

If you modified a Print preset you would find in it in the Print section, but then you probably also have to click View All Presets+ and search for the one you created.

I prefer to check in the Preferences > General the "Use legacy "File New" interface".

It is then much easier to select it from the Profile list.

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Ah, that works.  Thanks again!

Now, to find the equivalent moves in Premiere and AfterEffects....

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