by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 28, 2017)
Neil asked if there was a way to change the MRU list of fonts that appears at the top of any font list in Word. Specifically, Neil wanted to have his "standard" fonts always appear in the font MRU list. Unfortunately, there is no way to do this. Word keeps track of the font MRU list in the Registry, and all you can do is turn it on or off. If you want to turn it off, completely, follow these steps:
The next time you start Word, the font MRU no longer appears in the program. If you later want the font MRU to appear, use the Registry Editor to change the NoFontMRUList value to 0, or simply delete it from the Registry.
If you want to maintain the font MRU list and simply change what is displayed within it, there is no way to do so without setting fonts within your document. As the list name denotes, the names of the most recently used fonts are those listed in the font MRU list.
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