I've had my default font set to Adobe Garamond Pro for years. Every upgrade I reset my default font to Adobe Garamond Pro. This morning I open a new document and the default font is Avant Garde. I have been trying to reset the default and as soon as I make any selection of anty font, the selection returns to Arial--not Avant Garde and not the font I am selecting. The only way I am able to change a font is after I've typed something (artistic or paragraph) I have to select the text by inserting the cursor and highlighting it.
1) I've tried rebooting,
2) Changing the default via styles
3) Changing the default via the text tool with nothing selected and with closing all documents and starting a new one without putting the cursor on the page
4) Deactivating the fonts and reactivating them, both through the OS and through Corel font manager
5) I've tried OT fonts and TT fonts
6) I've tried dozens of different fonts
7) Everything works in Illustrator.
8) Once I try to change the font from Avant Garde to something else, it switches to Arial and then I can't even reset it to Avant Garde without closing Corel and reopening it
What gives? Any ideas? This is making me crazy.
In previous versions it was possible to save the defaults for new documents via Options > Document.Since they for some reason unknown to mankind decided to change how Options work in 2019, this is no longer possible.You can still save document defaults (but from now on only from Layout > Document Options...) but you can not choose to save Styles or Default Object Properties from there.Yet another incredibly stupid decision.Instead you have to go to the Object Styles docker, click Default Object Properties, select the appropriate type (in your case Artistic or Paragraph Text) and make the necessary changes there, and then click the "Set as new document default" icon to the right.
What a mess. What is wrong with Corel?
Unfortunately, that's not the problem. The problem is more serious than that. Here is what happens:
Using the Object Styles Docker:
1) I start a new document
2) Open the Object Styles Docker
3) Select the Default Object Properties for ANY of the text related options
4) The Character field name reads Avant Garde
5) Place my cursor in the field and begin typing another font name
6) The moment I select any other field (like the point size of the type) or hit tab, or click on the document, the name of the font switches to Arial (not even back to Avant Garde).
7) From that point on, the only font name that will "stick" is Arial
Using the Property Bar:
1) Start a new document
2) Select the type tool
3) The name in the Character field that appears is Avant Garde
4) Place my cursor in the input field and type ANY other font name
5) The very moment I tab to the font size box, or select anything else, or click on the page the name in the Character field switches to Arial.
I CAN highlight text with the text tool and change it to a different font and it will "stick", however, even if I then try to set the default font by picking up the font and attributes using the "from selection" button in the Object Styles docker, the font reverts (right before my eyes) to Arial.
Revert to factory default doesn't work. I'll have to try a repair install because this is completely unworkable.
Thanks everyone for taking the time to help me with this.