6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2013 10:03 AM by emil emil RSS

    CS6 type talk?


      How do I change the default type Myriad Pro 12pt to open all new documents with Helvetica Regular 8pt?

        • 1. Re: CS6 type talk?
          Jacob Bugge ACP/MVPs

          You can change it in the New Document Profiles. You may search for its location, depending on OS. It may be something like this in an earlier thread:



          • 2. Re: CS6 type talk?
            Monika Gause ACP/MVP

            Actually it's easy to find. In the new document dialog box, select "Browse" from the document profile menu. There you go directly into the folder where the new document profiles are.

            • 3. Re: CS6 type talk?
              Jacob Bugge ACP/MVPs

              Thank you, Monika. That is good to know. Where were you in that other thread?

              • 4. Re: CS6 type talk?
                Chouettecacahuete Community Member

                Thanks Jacob and Monika, Having wandered through the threads I found some helpful but none could get the final result unfortunatly, maybe because I am using Os10.8.5. The best was on the Finder, hold alt select GO > select Library from the drop down menu > Adobe CS6 > New Document Profiles > I chose Basic RGB.ai select Window > Type > Character Styles.  Normal Character Style is highlighted in blue, double click, select Basic Character Formats and then make the relevant changes to Helvetica 8pt. Click OK, close Character Styles window, to Save I had to type something, Saved, then quit. Restart CS6 open ne wwindow, and Hey Presto Myriad Pro 12pt is still the default type!

                • 5. Re: CS6 type talk?
                  Monika Gause ACP/MVP

                  You have to do that in all the document profile files that you want to use.

                  • 6. Re: CS6 type talk?
                    emil emil Community Member

                    I'm not on a mac, I'm using Windows 7, but there are two places where copies of these files are.

                    One is in the user folder:

                    C:\Users\me\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5 Settings\en_US\New Document Profiles

                    and the other is in the program files in the system

                    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Support Files\Required\New Document Profiles\en_US


                    When opening a new document Illustrator will look for the document profiles in the user folder. The Browse button will go to the location last used which after installation or resetting the settings will be the document profiles in the user folder.

                    The files in the system will be used for creating the files in the user folder when deleting/resetting the settings.


                    I'm writing this in case it was the system files that were modified. It is also possible if there are more users of the same computer, someone to have made a copy of the documents profiles and the Browse button takes there.