Right click on the desktop and create “New Microsoft Word Document”, but don’t open it. Now right-click → “Open with LibreOffice”.
This sequence seems to ignore all templates. I have “normal.dot” and “default.ott” configured to use a sans-serif font, but regardless of what I do, I will have a document with a default serif font.
After writing the above problem, I realized that I never tried an initial opening with Microsoft Word. In Word I get a sans-serif font, and after I exit Word and open in LibreOffice, the fonts carry over.
So, it appears I’ve found a bug… But more to the point, if a Word document has no attached template, where does LibreOffice look to get one? Shouldn’t I get my designated “default” template?
Thanks for the help,