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How to Change the Default Font in Microsoft Word 2010

Change Default Font in Word 2010 Do you have a favorite font that you like to write all of your essays, TPS reports, and other documents in?  Do you have to manually select that font every time you load up Microsoft Word?  If so, then you are probably getting sick of constantly changing it.  After all, the font list in Word can be very, very long.  To get around this, all you have to do is change the default font.  Fortunately, the process is really straight-forward and only takes a couple steps –if you know where to start.

Step 1

Open a Microsoft Word document and then Press Ctrl + D on your keyboard. 

Press Ctrl D on your keyboard to open up the font options dialog

Step 2

At the top of the Font window that appears you can Select your desired font, size, and style.  You can also change up the color and add some effects, though you probably won’t want those to be your default.

Once you’ve selected the font you want, Click the Set as Default button located at the bottom-left corner of the window.

change font defaults


Now you’ve got a groovy new font set as your default in Microsoft Word 2010.  You can easily change the font to something else while working on a document, or just follow the above steps to change it back to something else.  For writing papers or reports, I suggest Times New Roman, Arial, or Segoe UI. 

groovy fonts baby, yeah!

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