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Want to Change the Default Font for New Word Documents?

Many Microsoft Word users change the font for every new document they create simply because they do not know how to change the default font used for all new documents.

Let’s assume that you want to use Times New Roman, 12 point type for all new documents.

It is very simple to do; just follow the steps listed below:  

  1. Open Microsoft Word (2007 or 2010)
  2. Launch the Font Dialog Box by clicking the diagonal arrow at the right end of the Font Group name on the Home tab of the Ribbon
  3. Select to font and font size that you wish to use for all new word documents
  4. At the bottom of the Font Dialog Box, click Set AS Default
  5. When the question, “Do you want to set the default font to Times New Roman, 12 pt  for:  This document only? or All documents based on the Normal.dotm template?” Click to select All documents based on the Normal.dotm template

Each time you create a new Word document the font will be set to Times New Roman, 12 point type.  How easy is that?


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