How to Change the Default Font in Word 2013

Customizing the settings in a Microsoft Office is program is a great way to give yourself a sense of ownership when you are using the program. One effective way to do this is simply by changing the default font for new Word documents. Whether you are doing this because you dislike Word’s default font or because there is a certain font that you really like, it can be difficult to find the menu that will allow you to change your default Word 2013 fault. But it is possible to change this setting at any time while you are using Word 2013.


Set a New Default Font in Word 2013


It’s important to remember that not every computer has the same fonts. This is one of the reasons that Microsoft chooses common fonts, such as Times New Roman, Calibri and Arial, when it is setting default option for its’ programs. So while it may be tempting to set an obscure font from someplace like as your default, it is important to remember that the document could appear very differently on someone’s computer that does not have that font.


Step 1: Open Microsoft Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

Click the Home tab

Click the Home tab



Step 3: Click the Font menu button at the bottom-right corner of the Font section of the ribbon.

Open the Font menu

Open the Font menu



Step 4: Choose your preferred font, style size and color from the assorted sections of the window, then click the Set As Default button at the bottom-left corner of the window.

Select your font styles, then click the Set As Default button

Select your font styles, then click the Set As Default button



Step 5: Check the option to the left of All documents based on the Normal template, then click the OK button.

Select the "All documents based on the Normal template" option, then click OK

Select the “All documents based on the Normal template” option, then click OK



If you need to install Microsoft Office 2013 on more than one computer, you should consider getting a subscription.

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