Last week’s Tech Tip was about how to change the default margins in Word. This week’s Tech Tip is How to Change the Default Font in Word.
Microsoft Word sets the default font as Calibri size 11. Most professors prefer Times New Roman size 12. To avoid the (small) hassle of changing the font every time you start a new document, simply change the default font and size.
Simply open Word, and on the Home tab under Font, click the small arrow in the corner. This is a pop out icon, and it will open the Font dialogue box where you can edit font settings. Select the font and styles you would like to use as the defualt such as Times New Roman, Regular, size 12. Click Set As Default, and select the option to set the default font for “All documents based on the Normal.dotm template” then click OK.
For a step-by-step guide to set default fonts, visit this Knowledgebase article: http://helpdesk.etown.edu/helpconsole2012/KB/default.aspx?pageid=change_default1_font.