Here is how to quickly change the font or format of your entire Word document.
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 a one-word processing program, you can pretty much do it in all of them.
Change Font of an Entire Microsoft Word Doc
First, select all of the text in the document. To do that just use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A on your keyboard. Or, if you don’t like using keyboard shortcuts, select the Home tab on the Ribbon and from the “Editing” section click Select > Select All.
All of the text in your document should now be selected and highlighted. With this done, you 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, manually adjusting the font 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.
Word Document Styles
Alternatively, you can use the “Styles” menu from the Home tab 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 with a click of the mouse.
Styles allow you to quickly apply a set of formatting choices consistently throughout your document.