Set The Default Font In Word 2007

When you create a new document, Word automatically uses a default font. If this is not the font you want to use, you can easily change it. If you are constantly changing the default font, you may want to change the default font permanently.

To set the default font in Word 2007:

  1. On the Home tab, click the Font Dialog Box Launcher, and then click the Font tab.
  2. Select the options that you want to apply to the default font, such as font style and font size. If you selected text in step 1, the properties of the selected text are set in the dialog box.
  3. Click Default, and then click Yes.

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  • Joy

    this is exactly what I needed :) thanks!

  • Norma

    I have done these steps, however, each time I close out of Word and go back in later, the default fonts return to the factory defaults not the ones I changed it to. Help!

    Thanks!

  • atakat

    great help exactly wat i need

  • CRC

    Just like Norma’s comment…
    each time I close out of Word and go back in later, the default fonts return to the factory defaults not the ones I changed it to.
    Why?

  • Kristine

    Same as Norma here too. I have changed it in each deafault setting as well as changing the Word template just as Microsoft.com has instructed. It shows what I would like it to be but each new document I open still has calibri 11 pt with weird spacing. My husbands computer will not change either. Does ANYBODY know how to troubleshoot this?

  • http://none Roger

    This is crap. “Click Default” but I search the whole friggin page and I don’t see a default anywhere to click. The software is too bloated, too complicated for simple, intuitive use.

  • Chris

    I’ve got the same problem as Norma and Kristine, but I think I’ve found a solution. Not sure if it works for you guys, but; Press Ctrl+Shift+P, then set the font, size, and style. When you’re done, press the button in the lower left corner, click ‘yes’ in the pop-up window that follows, and you’re set to go.

  • Greg

    Your Normal.dotm file is probably corrupted and needs to be deleted. Close Word. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates. Remove the Normal.dotm file. When you reopen Word it will recreate that Normal.dotm file and it will be back to default settings. It should then successfully store your changes to defaults such as Font settings, Paragraph settings, etc.

  • Jon

    Greg’s advice worked. Deleting the Normal.dotx and Normal.dotm allowed me to set defaults that stick.

  • http://nil Sam

    wow! precisely what i needed! hahah! thank u!