Each time when you create a new MS word document you have to adjust the font type, font style, font size, colour of the font, the effect of fonts and many more. Doing this each time may be a little annoying. MS Word allows you to change default font settings.
In this section, we will discuss how you can change the default font set by MS Word and make it a way you like. You can make your favourite font as a default one. You can even make changes in the style and size of fonts that are set by default in MS word.
Let us move towards the steps of changing the default font in MS Word and we will also discuss how to change default font style, font size etc.
Steps to Change Default Font in MS Word 2016:
Step 1: First of all, create a word document and open it. Now right-click anywhere in the document, some options will be displayed on the screen. Among the displayed options you have to click on A Font. It will lead you to the Font dialog box.
You can achieve the same by clicking the square icon with a down arrow pointing to the bottom right corner which you can find at the bottom right corner of the Font group of Home tab, as you can see in the image below.
Or you can achieve the same by pressing Ctrl + D.
These three methods would lead you to the same Font dialog box.
Step 2: In the Font dialog box, under Font tab at the very starting you have Font type, change the font type according to your choice. You can also change the font style, font size according to your wish.
Next, you also have options to change the font colour, you can change the Underline style and even the Underline colour.
Further, you have the Effects section if you feel you can add effects to your font. Finally, after changing the description of the by default font, click on Set As Default button.
Microsoft Word dialog box will pop up where it confirms that the changes you want to make to the font should be precise to this document only or you want to apply the changes to all the documents that are based on the ‘Normal template’.
Select one of them according to your choice or requirement and click OK.
In the Font dialog box itself, you also have the Advanced tab. Here, you can change the elements of Character Spacing like it’s scale, spacing & position. Further, you have a section of OpenType Features where you can change the Number spacing, Number forms. After making changes click on Set As Default.
From the popped up Microsoft Word, dialog box chooses whether you want to apply the changes to this document only or to all the documents based on Normal template. After selecting click OK.
So, this was all about the steps to change the default font in MS word. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.