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How to Change the Default Font in Word

If you have a particular font setting you prefer in all your new Microsoft Word documents, you can change the default font setting so that you won’t have to go through font settings every time you create a new Word document.

Thus, to change the default font in Word, go to the Home tab, in the Font group, click the font window launcher or press the Ctrl+D shortcut to display the Font window. On the Font tab, set your preferred fonts and click on the Set As Default button at the bottom of the window. Then click OK.

Below is a detailed instruction on how to change default font in Microsoft Word documents.

  • Press Ctrl+D to launch the Fonts dialog box.
  • Alternatively, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the font window launcher.
Click the Font launcher to change the default font in your Word document

The Font window will appear as shown in the below screenshot:

the Font dialog box
  • From the Font tab, make your font settings.
  • After setting the fonts you want to use as default, click the Set As Default button on the bottom left corner of the window.
  • A window will appear with two questions. Select the one that applies to you. If you want a default font setting for all new documents you create, select the second option as shown in the screenshot below.
change default font in Word
  • After making your choice, and if you are certain about changing the default font, click OK. Then click OK on the Font window as well.

Now, every new Word document you create will bear the font settings you just used as default.

Follow the same steps to change a new default if you are not satisfied with the current one.

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