changing font preference?
Is there a way to set a preference for the font that in-text references appear? I'd love to not have to change them every time to Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Especially since when I do a select all in Word 07 it doesn't seem to adjust the Zotero fields.
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Now, if you're manually changing the font to something else (but do not change the style), I can imagine that you end up with different fonts. In this respect, the solution posted is what you do, not just a temporary solution. Start using the styles feature in Word, and Zotero seems to behave very well.
Strangely, if I change the font size, say to from Times NR 12 pt. to 10 pt., that isn't affected by refreshes and so on (that is to say, the style change sticks).
I didn't have this problem at all with 1.5 and Word 2004, nor does it appear with Neooffice and 1.5.
Here's an excerpt explaining the current behavior, warts and all:
I've just experienced a similar issue in Word 2007: changing the Normal template from Calibri to Times New Roman did not change the text of my citations, including after refreshing. Strangely, when text is highlighted either within or outside citations the template is displayed as "Normal", even though the citation text isn't actually using the Normal settings.
But - after a ctrl-a and changing all text to Times New Roman, the citation text does change to TNR, and more importantly, stay that way after refreshing or closing the document. It seems maybe the citation style is based on the Normal template *at the time the citation is entered*? The difficulty with this is that one might not want to change everything to a single font/size, making font changes after citation insertion a bit painful.
The alternative (but, I think, equivalent) route of selecting text with the desired style and clicking font > default to set the style as the default Normal style doesn't change the behaviour either: citation text still doesn't update to the most recent style.
Word 2008 (Mac): Bibliographies are always created in 12pt Times New Roman. Changes in the style or font are reverted on Refresh.