If you work for a large institution, or are attending a school with picky instructors, then there might be specific guidelines in place for documents that you create. These guidelines can include things like page numbering and spacing, and even specific fonts.
One good way to make sure that you are always using the correct font in Word 2011 is to set a new default. This will ensure that any new document you create will be using the new default font that you have set using our steps below.
If you also use Google Docs, then you can read more about changing the default font in Google Docs as well.
Changing the Word 2011 Default Font
Note that this method is going to change the default font for the Normal Word template. If you have other templates that you use, the font will not be changed for those unless you follow these steps for those templates as well.
Step 1: Open Word 2011.
Step 2: Click Format at the top of the screen, then click Font.
Step 3: Select the Font that you want to use as your default, then click the Default button at the bottom-left corner of the window.
Step 4: Click the Yes button to confirm that you want to set the chosen fault as your new default in Word 2011.
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