Change Default Font and Spacing in Word

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Word and later versions Note, changing the default font changes not just your regular text, but what appears in tables, labels, and other Word features. In the Font group, click Fonts. Select the font, the point size, and any attributes that you want in the Fonts dialog box. Click Default.
change default font in word

Word and later versions Note, changing the default font changes not just your regular text, but what appears in tables, labels, and other Word features.

In the Font group, click Fonts. Select the font, the point size, and any attributes that you want in the Fonts dialog box. Click Default. Click Yes when you receive the following message: Do you want to change the default font to font name? Click OK. Note If Word prompts you to save the new blank document, click Cancel. If you did not Save All, you should be prompted about saving changes to the default template when you close Word. If you are not prompted for this when you close Word, you should be.

See Save Changes to the Global Template? Keeps Popping Up. This is easiest method but is not complete. It is the method recommended by Microsoft in their Knowledge Base at: To do this, open the Normal. In the Styles gallery on the Home Tab press the display button in the bottom right corner of the Styles Gallery.

Choose the Body Text style. Right-Click on that Style and choose Modify. Where it says “Based On” Normal scroll up to the top of the list where it says no style.

Set up your default paragraph formatting space before, indents, tab settings, etc. Click on the OK button. Click on the OK button different OK button. Click on the Apply button. Type the letter “a” or any character and then press backspace to delete it forcing Word to recognize that you have changed Normal.

This is different from pressing UnDo! Save and close Normal. The first method is quick and easy. The second method will make it much more likely that if you give your documents to someone else that they will see what you sent them. In my opinion typing in normal style and basing styles on the normal style make for much confusion in transferred documents especially if those styles are set to update from the template upon document opening. For more about styles, see Understanding Styles at http: For more about the Normal.

Note that if you want your tables and labels to have something different from your default style, you may need to apply the normal style to them directly. See also Page Setup Dialog. What if it doesn’t work? What if you followed the instructions but next time you open Word you are back at the beginning? If you can’t save these changes, chances are that you either 1 are on a network with network policies that keep you from making changes to normal.

Both of those are beyond the scope of this page. See Add-Ins in Microsoft Word. If in a Ribbon version and the changes to the normal style seem to apply some times and not others Word Click on the dialog launcher arrow in lower right corner of the Styles group to open the Styles pane. At the bottom of the pane are three square buttons. The one on the right is labeled when you hover the mouse “Manage Styles”. Click that button.

Then click the tab labeled Set Defaults. Choose the font, font size, line spacing, etc. Make sure that the option button labeled New documents based on this template is selected. Normal style is based on these default settings, so Normal style will inherit what you set here.

So will other styles such as footnotes, endnotes, etc. If you change only Normal style, especially if you change the font from Calibri to Times New Roman, you might be surprized by Calibri popping up here and there. That will not happen if you set the font through Manage Styles.

The same is true for line spacing. This relates to Office Themes, a feature which is worth learning a bit about. If Themes don’t interest you, change the font to Times New Roman, or whatever you prefer. As far as I know, it applies to all Ribbon versions of Word. I confess ignorance on this. Suzanne Barnhill gave some guidance in this forum post: This is determined by the theme.

If, instead of assigning a specific font to a style, you choose Body or Heading, then if you apply a different theme that uses different Body and Heading fonts, your styles will change automatically. You still define the font size and other properties Bold, Italic in the paragraph style, but the font itself can be variable.

If you want only specific fonts for the styles and this would especially be true in a template that used more than two fonts , then you can define them in the template styles; they would then not change if you applied a different theme though some other elements, such as colors, might.

Changing Default Fonts

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VIDEO: Changing the Default Font in Microsoft Word

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