How to Change Default Font in Microsoft Word

Every time you launch the Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 or 2013, it open the new document with the font “Calibri (Body)” set to the font size of 11 pixels. This is not the font that most of the people use in their documents and therefore we have to change the font face and font size each time we create a new document. For example, I use the font “Times New Roman” with font size 12 pixels in all my Word documents and I have to switch the font size as many times as I create a new document in Word. But many of us do not realize that it is very each to change the default font in Microsoft Word.

Here is how you can change the default font in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010 and 2013:

  1. Open Microsoft Word and create a new document by pressing the hotkey Ctrl+N.
  2. In the ribbon bar on the top, switch to the Home tab. Then click on the small arrow shown near the bottom-right corner of the Font section.Microsoft Word Default Font
  3. This will open the Font selection window. Here you can choose a font that you want to use by default for all the new documents. Typically, you have to choose a font  face, a font size and the font style. You can also choose another font for the complex scripts and some of the font effects.Microsoft Word Default Font
  4. After selecting the font you want to use in the new documents in Word, you can click on the Default button (or the Set As Default button depending on the Word version) to set selected font settings to the normal.dot template.Microsoft Word Default Font
  5. That’s it. From now on, you will see your own selected font face and font size for all the new documents in Microsoft Word.

Conclusion: Its very easy to change the default font in Microsoft Word. By changing the default font face and font size, you can save yourself from changing the fonts to the one you want and use every time you create a new document in Microsoft Word.

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