Alright, so you have your document written out –but you don’t like the way it looks. No problem! Changing the font of the entire document in Microsoft Word is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. If you are using Open Office, Google Docs, or another alternative: the process is very similar. Once you learn how to do it with one word processing program, you can pretty much do it in all of them!
Alright, spruce up your documents by changing the font around. Let’s get started!
The first part is easy, all we need to do is Select all of the text in the document.
To do this Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard. Or, if you don’t like using keyboard shortcuts, go to the Home ribbon and Click Editing > Select > Select All.
All of the text in your document should now be selected and highlighted. With this done, we can edit the entire document at once!
On the Home ribbon you’ll find everything you need under the Font heading.
Click the wide font box to display a list of fonts. From this list you can hover the mouse over a font to preview it, or Click it to change the text to that font. You can also adjust boldness, italics, color, size. and underline.
But, this manually adjusting all of these things might not be the easiest or the fastest way to make your document look great. The first thing you should try, is styles; I’ll show you where they are below.
Alternatively you can use the Styles menu to Select some pre-made font sets. A style will automatically adjust the color and font of your document. It also applies different values to headings, titles, and other special text. With a pre-made style you can change the look of your entire document to something professional and appropriate in a single click of the mouse.