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Default Font Change - Word
New installations of Word 2016 on a PC have a default font, Calibri, 11 points. Macs use Cambria 11 points. You can change the font default so any time you start a new document you don’t have to change the font to the one you prefer. This process also works in Word 2013 & 2010.

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Step 1: Under the Home tab, select the Font dialogue box.

Step 2:
Select your desired font and point size.
Click Set As Default…, then OK.

Step 3:
Select All Documents based on Normal.dotm template, then click OK.

You will only need to do this once per computer.


Step 1:On the top bar, click Format, then Font...

Step 2:
Choose the font and point size you prefer. Click Default...

Step 3:
Click Yes.

You will only have to do this once per computer.

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