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Change the default font in Word 2007

Word 2007's Normal template uses a new default font, Calibri 11. If you have been using Times New Roman or Arial 12 as your default font, you still can -- just change the default. It's easy -- Mary Ann Richardson explains how.

Word 2007's Normal template uses a new default font, Calibri 11. If you have been using Times New Roman or Arial 12 as your default font, you still can -- simply change the default. For example, to change the default font for the document you are working on to Arial 12, follow these steps:

  1. Under the Home tab, click the Styles group button to open the Styles window.
  2. Click the Manage Styles button, which is third from the left at the bottom of the Styles window.
  3. Select the Set Defaults tab.
  4. Scroll to and select Arial under Font.
  5. Under Size, click 12.
  6. Select the Only In This Document check box.
  7. Click OK.

Now you no longer have to reformat your Word 2007 document to work in Arial 12.

If you are working on your own machine, you can set the default font for all new documents by clicking the New Documents Based On This Template check box in step 6.

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4 comments
Nottsguy
Nottsguy

I tried this several times and Word still reverted to Calibri 11 as the default font. However if in Step 6 you select the "New documents based on this template" it works!

hulyalkar
hulyalkar

I prefer changing this in old fashioned way that is go Fonts > change to your font and use default button at the bottom.

ValeriePhoto
ValeriePhoto

Sometimes newer isn't better. I'm with you hulyalkar. Thanks for your comment and the reminder.