Fix: Unable to change Default Font in Word 2013

We all know that Calibri is the default font in Microsoft Office components. If you like to change the default font, you need to press Ctrl+D and then have to click on Set As Default after picking a font. Finally, you have to select All documents based on this Normal template option to make the changes available for new documents. Thus, using this procedure, you can set whatever font you like and create new documents based on your selection.

unable to change default font in word

However, using this way, whenever I tried to change default Calibri font on a system having Office 2013, the system denied accepting this change. So after restarting the Windows computer, my selection was reversed, and Calibri again became default font. If you face this issue, try this suggestion.

Unable To Change Default Font In Word

1. Open Word, click FILE -> Options.


2. In the Word Options window, click Add-Ins and then select Templates under Manage, click Go.


3. Moving on, in the below shown Templates and Add-Ins window, click Attach.


4. Finally, in the Attach Template window, select Normal and click Open. This will result in the opening of normal template.


So now you have again press Ctrl+Shift+F or Ctrl+D and set the default font using the way we mentioned earlier and this time it should work. You can verify the selection of your font after rebooting the machine as well.

Hope this helps!

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.