How to change default font in Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows 10

Microsoft Office, a few years back changed the font size and style to Calibri. While it was a good decision, there are always some users who do not like the defaults and need a change. They like to choose a font that works best for them. If you are one of those users, who desire to change the default font and select a one that better suits your needs, then this post will interest you.

Change default font in Microsoft Office applications

In this tutorial, we’ll show you to change the default font in-

  1. Microsoft Office Word
  2. Microsoft Office Excel
  3. Microsoft Office PowerPoint

If the preset default font in Microsoft Office applications bothers you, scroll down to read about things to try.

1] Change default font in Word

Office change default font

Launch Microsoft Word application click ‘Home’ tab, and then click the Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the Font group.

Here, click the font you want to use then, under ‘Size’, click the size you want to use for body text.

change default font in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Later, hit the ‘Set As Default’ button.

Now, from the dialog box that appears next, click ‘All documents based on the Normal template’ and hit the ‘OK’ button twice.

2] Change default font in Excel

If you would like to change the default font for Excel Cells, open Excel sheet, switch to ‘Home’ tab and select Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the Font group.

After that, switch to ‘Font’ tab, select Font, Font Style, Font Size, and hit the ‘Ok button.

3] Change default font in PowerPoint

The procedure for changing the default font in Microsoft Office PowerPoint remains the same as seen in Microsoft Word.

Launch PowerPoint application choose ‘Home’ tab and select the Dialog Box Launcher arrow in the Font group.

Next, select the desired font, its size, style, and hit the ‘Ok’ button.

That’s it! This is how in few simple steps you change the default font in Microsoft Office applications.

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