Font used in standard dialog boxes

KGee

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Does anyone know which font is used by Excel for the default system dialog boxes? For example, when being prompted to enable macros or saving changes to a document. I'm using Photoshop to create generic screenshots as part of our system documentation but haven't been able to get the font exactly right.
 

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AlphaFrog

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On my system (Windows XP) it's Tahoma 9pt

You can see-set the font on the system dialog boxes from;
Control Panel\ Display\ Appearance tab\ click Advanced button
 
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KGee

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OK so it's not hard coded into Excel but defined within the OS. Good to know and makes sense now that I think about it. I just checked and it looks like the message box default on our work machines is Tahoma 8.

Thanks guys!
 
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