How to Change Default Font Size and Settings in Microsoft Word?

How to Change Default Font Size in Word?

There is a way in the Micosoft Word 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Word 2021 or Office 365 to change default font size setting to anything you want. By default, Calibri (body) size 11 is always on word.

Did you know that Microsoft Word is part of the Office family suite?

Microsoft Office, also known as MS Office, was developed by Microsoft Corporation. The popular editions are Office 97, 2000 Office XP, and Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, Microsoft office professional plus 2016, Office 2019 and now Office 2021 or office 365.

The office includes a set of applications in its package.

The major applications in every edition of Microsoft office are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Office InfoPath, Microsoft Office Groove & Office OneNote, etc.

[Read: A Complete Introduction of Microsoft Office Apps and Their Uses]

You must have an MS office installed and use MS Word for document creation or editing purposes. Do you always have difficulty changing the default font size before you create a new document?

Hereby, this article tells you how you can change the default font size at once for all new documents.

Change Font Settings in Microsoft Word

Step 1. Open a new Word document.

  • Click on the Home Tab. Then navigate to and click on the Font dialog box button as shown in the image below:
  • Alternatively, press Ctrl + D to open the Font dialog box.

how to change default font size?

Step 2. Select the Font Tab and select from the Font Settings that you would like to make the default.

Lastly, click Set as Default.

change default font size

Step 3. Once you are done with Step 2, another dialog box appear on the screen.

  • Select All documents based on the Normal template?
  • Then click OK to update to default for all new documents.

change font settings in MS Word

Step 4. That’s all you need to do.

Now onward, whenever you open any new word document, it will open as per your desired settings made on the Font Dialog Box.

Note: You can also change other settings related to font style, effects and fonts affecting by going to Advanced Tab in Step 2 above.

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