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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Setting the Default Font in Microsoft Word and Excel

This one is a pretty simple shortcut that stops a major annoyance for me in Microsoft Office. I really hate Times New Roman and much prefer Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Georgia, or even Arial sometimes. And Lord help me if I ever go back to Comic Sans MS...but that's a whole different rant.

So, how do you change the default font in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel? Piece of cake. 3 screenshots for Word, 2 for Excel - what could be easier?

Changing the Default Font in Microsoft Word

1. Go to the Format menu, and choose "Font". (Alt+O, F)

2. Choose the font you want, and press "Default" (Alt+D) at the bottom.

3. Click "Yes" to the dialog that pops up.

Now I bet you're all cocky, and want to try it in Excel too. Lucky for you, it's even easier than Word!

Changing the Default Font in Microsoft Excel

1. Go to the Tools menu, and choose "Options". (Alt+T, O)

2. Go to the "General" tab and change the "Standard Font" area.


  • this is really cool. i didnt know that you could change the default font. im sure that it could come in really handy so that you dont have to change the font to the one you like everytime you want to type a document.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:51 AM  

  • Rats! I missed this and TNR been driving me nuts for years. Thank you very much

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:28 AM  

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