Hi, I have at the moment blue as my word font text colour, and when I change to black permanently, or try to, it persists in reverting back to the original blue. Is this a norm for Outlook office 7, or is there a permanent way to keep it black?
You mention Word, Outlook and office 7. To set default colours is different in Word and Outlook. Is it Office 2007 or are you referring to Windows 7? Cannot help until you confirm which text needs changing.
Word has a standard document template called 'Normal.dot'. If you want to change any part of the formatting of this template, you have to delete it and create it again.
Launch Word normally. Set up a document with all of the formatting that you want. Save it as a document template to the folder C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates(**see my note below)
Make sure you save it under a name that you will recognise, but NOT Normal.dot.
Now close Word. Go to the folder above and rename the file Normal.dot as Normal.old. Then rename your newly created template file as Normal.dot.
Next time to you launch Word your newly formatted template should open by default.
** Note that Microsoft regularly change the location of the template folder in different versions of Windows, just to confuse us. Yours may be in a different location to this.
For Outlook 2007 go to Tools - Options - on the Mail Format tab click on Stationery and Fonts and within that you have the options to set the text colour for your initial e-mails and replies by clicking on the relevant font button and setting the options within. I leave my font colour set on automatic.