Set Default Font in Microsoft Word

Here is how you can change the default font Microsoft Word uses so you don’t need to change it for every document every time you open Word.

Welcome to the Braintek video tutorials. My name’s Greg, owner of Braintek. Today, we’re going to show you an easy way to set the default font in Microsoft Word. So we’re going to open up Word. We’re going to open up a new document. And as you can see, the default here is ‘Calibri (Body)—11.’ And what I’d like it to do it I’d like it to be the same font, but different every single time I open up Word.

So, we’re going to right click here on the new Word document. We’re going to hit ‘Font.’ We’re going to find the font that I want. So in this case, I’m going to pick ‘Courier New.’ I like it on ‘Regular,’ but I like it a little bigger, so we’re going to set it on ‘12.’ We’re going to click on ‘Set As Default.’ It says here, “Do you want to set this as your default for this document only or for all documents in the future?” So we’re going to choose ‘all documents.’ Click ‘Okay.’ And as you can see at the top here it says that it’s now “Courier New.”

We’re going to close this document. Do I want to save? I didn’t make any changes to this so I don’t. We’re going to open up a new document. Blank. And as you can see, “Courier New”— 12 is the font. Again that’s through right click, ‘Font,’ change the font that you’d like so I’m going to set it back to what it was originally which was ‘+Body,’ back to ’11,’ ‘Set As Default,’ ‘All documents,’ ‘Okay.’

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