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Changing the default font in Word 2011 (Mac)
Posted by Michael Sturm, Last modified by Michael Sturm on 20 April 2016 12:36 PM



This tip sheet details the process of changing the default font in Microsoft Word.


What is the default font?:


The default font is the font (typeface and type size) used automatically by Word, if no other is selected.


Changing the default font:


  1. Open a Word document.
  2. Navigate to the toolbar at the top of your screen. Select “Format,” and “Font” from the drop-down menu. A window should pop up.



  1. If you know the name of the typeface you would like to select, type it in the textbox under “Font:” or select it from the menu immediately below.




Follow the same instructions to select the style, or size.




  1. Click on “Default…” on the bottom left of the same window.



  1. Another window should pop up. Click on “Yes” to set your selected font as the default font, or “No” to go back and change your selection.




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