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Default Font

It would be nice if in settings you could set a certain font as your default instead of Calibri. So every time you created a new doc it would be the default font and not always Calibri.

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Joy Neumayer shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

You can! There are two ways to change the default font for new documents. Check out this article to learn more about using themes for updating default fonts and other formatting and seamlessly match the look of your content across Word, PowerPoint, and Excel:  Or, if you don’t want to use themes, check out this article to update the default font only:


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  • Roxanne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    actually, you can already do this. But maybe the UI could be more discoverable.

  • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can already do this.

    First, go to the 'Design' tab in the Word ribbon.

    Next, click 'Fonts', and click 'Customise Fonts...'.

    Next, select the fonts you'd like, then click 'Save'.

    Lastly, go back to the 'Design' ribbon, and click 'Set as Default', when the prompt window opens, click 'Yes'.

    Now, the fonts you have selected will be used by default in new documents.

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