how do I specify a font to open a text file in?

Both Writer and Calc will open a text file in Liberation Sans font, and I want Courier and Ariel respectively to be the default font. This problem starting occurring about 2 or 3 releases ago (that I downloaded) and is very annoying since it a hard to read font.

I tried to do the global settings, but even though the font window says that I set a font (Courier in Writer), they still open up in the bad font. This sometimes occurs on a cut and paste from another file also.

How do I get a default font to stick when I click on a text file to open it in Calc or Writer?

I would first try to reset the user profile. For details please refer to:

If there error persists, I would change the default template’s font. For this open the template (don’t create a new file) change the font in Style & Formating Default style and save the template.

This can be made for the Writer and Calc default template.

Could not figure out number one, tried number two and template says Courier New in Writer seems to work.

However the SCALC does not seem to want to work, it keeps wanting to save a file.