Odd. Please let us know if you experience this is again.
In the meantime, I suggest that you go to File > Options > Editing > Formatting if you haven’t already and change your default text font from Sitka (the new auto default) to Calibri so that all your new documents will start off in the correct font. This will hopefully eliminate the need for the workaround you’ve found.
I am experiencing this, and cannot get it to change. I have successfully set my default formatting to the font I want, but when I press the return key to get a new line, it reverts back to the old font. It is extremely annoying and I need a fix!
I’m assuming by this that you’ve set the font in Options > Editing > Formatting. Are new documents starting with that font, retaining it for the first paragraph, but switching to a different font after you hit Enter? Or have you changed the font within an existing document through a different method?
Is your document accidentally set to script mode? Check Format > Scriptwriting > Script Mode and deselect it if it is enabled, then try resetting the document text to the default formatting (under Documents > Convert) and see if it sticks. In script mode, the script settings determine the font and other formatting for each element, so there pressing Enter would be restoring the new line to its script-defined formatting rather than your general defaults.
I’m having the same problem with the font changing to New Times Roman when I hit a carriage return!!! Arghh!
The older suggestions no longer work now that the entire program has been redesigned, with a 500+ page manual, in which I cannot find anything because there is no indexing! For instance there is no longer a File–>Options–>Editing… path, at least not on the Mac version.
I just want to change the default font, not across all files but this one in particular so that I can actually write without having issues with both tabs and fonts.