How to change the Microsoft Office program’s default font settings

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When the programs Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are used, the default font settings, including font size and type, take effect.
Through the program’s menus, users may quickly adjust these font settings.

All modifications to the font settings are returned to their normal settings when the program is closed and reopened later.

It is possible to adjust the default font settings so that the preferred font style or size is selected and used each time the program is launched.
Choose a Microsoft Office product from the list below, then adhere to the instructions to modify the software’s default font settings.

Microsoft Word

  1. Open Word and start a fresh, empty document.
  2. Click the little icon in the Font section’s lower right corner on the Home tab.
    An arrow going down and to the right may be seen on the symbol.
  3. Choose the font, font style, size, or any other font parameters you want to make the default in the Font window.
  4. To save the updated default settings, click the Set as Default button at the bottom of the Font box and then click Ok.

Microsoft Excel

  1. Open Excel.
    Create a fresh blank workbook.
  2. In the software window’s top left corner, click the File tab.
  3. Click Options in the left menu window.
  4. Make sure the General option is chosen in the left navigation pane of the Excel Options window.
  5. Set the default font or font size to your preferred settings in the When creating new workbooks section, and then click Ok to preserve your changes.

Microsoft PowerPoint

There are two steps involved in altering the default font settings in Microsoft PowerPoint.
In order to build a slide template with the new font settings, first you must modify the font settings for the presentation and slide deck that are now active.
Then, using the default font settings you selected, you may utilize that slide template to generate all subsequent presentations.

Change font settings

  1. Open the Microsoft PowerPoint program.
  2. Click on the View tab.
  3. Select the Slide Master radio button under the Master Views section.
  4. Choose the font you wish to use as the default by clicking the Fonts option under the Background section of the Slide Master tab.
  5. On the Slide Master tab’s far right side, select Close Master View.

Create a new slide template

  1. After selecting a default font using the methods described above, click the File tab in the top right corner of the application window.
  2. In the left navigation window, select Save As.
  3. Select Browse from the menu.
  4. Locate the following folder in the Save As box.
    C:\Users\<your Windows username>\Documents\Custom Office Templates
  5. Put a name for the template file in the File Name area.
  6. Choose PowerPoint Template (*.potx) from the Save as type drop-down box.
  7. To save the template file, use the Save option.

Choose a slide template for a new presentation

You may utilize the new template you made using the aforementioned procedures to build a new presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint using the chosen font type.

  1. Click the New button on the left side of the Microsoft PowerPoint program window after launching it.
  2. Depending on the version of PowerPoint you are using, select the Custom or Personal option under Blank Presentation.
  3. To use the template you made, click on it.
  4. Click the Create button if a mainly white, empty window appears to create the presentation and slide.

Microsoft Outlook

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook and choose the Home tab’s New Email button.
  2. Click on the File tab to open a new email message.
  3. Click Options in the left menu window.
  4. If it is not already chosen, pick the Mail option from the left navigation pane of the Outlook Options window.
  5. The Stationery and Fonts button should be clicked.
  6. Click the Font button in the New Mail Messages section of the Personal Stationery tab of the Signatures and Stationery window.
  7. Choose the font, font style, size, or any other font parameters you want to make the default in the Font window.
  8. If there is a Set as default button, click it before clicking Ok.
    Click Ok if the Set as Default button is grayed out.
  9. Click the Font button in the Replying and forwarding messages section of the Personal Stationery tab of the Signatures and Stationery window to return there.
  10. To pick the preferred font settings, repeat steps 7 and 8 from above.
  11. In both the Outlook Options window and the Signatures and Accessories window, click Ok.
  12. Without saving, close the new email window.

For all new emails as well as emails you respond to or forward to others, the chosen font settings are now established as the default.