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Change the default font in your Word documents

If your client asks that all reports be in a specific Word font, you may grow weary of having to change the font each time you open a Word document. Check out how easy it is to select and set a default font for your documents.

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Sometimes clients (or bosses) require documents to be in a specific format--even down to the font type and size. If these requests are causing you to change the default font for nearly all of your Word 2000, 2002, and 2003 documents, you can save yourself some time by changing the default font in the Normal template.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open a new document.
  2. Go to Format | Font.
  3. Select the settings you want for your default font.
  4. Click the Default button.
  5. When the pop-up appears asking you to confirm that you want to apply the new font to the Normal template, click Yes.

All documents based on the Normal template will have the new default font. If wish to change another template, you must attach the template to a new document before changing the default font. Now follow these steps:

  1. Open a new document.
  2. Go to Tools | Templates And Add-Ins.
  3. Click the Attach button.
  4. Select the template you want to change. Press the Open button and then click OK.
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