Author: Sash Kazeminejad Revit

Have you ever wondered how you can customize the font settings for the Recent Files screen in Revit? Perhaps the font style is a little dull for your taste, or maybe you would like for it to meet your office font standards.

While customization of the Revit interface is limited (without getting into the API) we do have the ability to make some minor changes to the Recent Files screen since it is mostly driven by the Internet Options settings in Windows. With a few simple changes, we can change the fonts (and the background color to white) to meet our needs. Give it a try sometime and if you feel like playing a little joke on one of your co-workers, pick a font style that no one can understand.

This is what the typical out of the box Recent Files screen looks like in Revit:



To change the fonts for the Recent Files screen, search your computer for the Internet Options. Once found, go to the General Tab and click on the Accessibility button under the Appearance section:



To change the default font on the Recent Files screen, place a checkmark in the “Ignore font styles specified on webpages”. You can also play around with other formatting settings as well, but the choices are limited. Click OK to return to the Internet Properties dialogue box.



Now click on the Fonts button under the Appearance Section to change the fonts.


Pick a font of your choosing. If you want to play a prank on one of your co-workers, select a font that no one can read and understand, otherwise, pick a font that meets your needs.



As you can see in this image, the font on the Recent Files screen has changed to the font of my choosing. In this case, I changed this font to a style that no one can understand.



Have fun and thank your for reading!

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   Sash Kazeminejad
Sash Kazeminejad
AEC Senior Application Specialist

Sash is a registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional who holds a Master of Architecture from Montana State University. Sash’s experience includes project management, BIM management, and design for architectural firms in California, Montana, and Oregon. In addition to being a Bluebeam Certified Instructor, Sash is an Autodesk Certified Instructor who provides Revit Architecture training and solutions for AECO firms. Find Sash on Twitter.