Change Default Font in Microsoft Word 2007

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Hi Techyv users,

I will need your help with Microsoft Word. I am the type of person, who wants to be really, really organized and in connection to this, I want my being organized to save time while  doing my work.

Here is my problem. I am used to working with Microsoft Word 2003, which is really user friendly. In short, it is really easy to find out. Now, our company just upgraded to Microsoft Word 2007 and it is quite a bit hard to work on.

I want to open Microsoft Word with my own default Font and Size and I can’t seem to locate where to change this. If I change the Font Style and Size in the Home, once I launch Microsoft Word again, the setting is back to Microsoft Default. I do not want to change the font style in Microsoft Word every time I open it.

Please assist.

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Change Default Font in Microsoft Word 2007

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Well there is a simple thing you have to do.

Set up the font, font size and other relevant things on the Font group of Home tab in the ribbon. Then click the arrow thing you see, in the below right corner of the font group. Then you will get the Font properties dialog box.

Also from this dialog box, you can change necessary settings, you want to make default. Then what you need to do is, just click the button Default… in the bottom right corner.

Then there will be a message appearing telling you that

  • You are about to change the default font to <your settings>.
  • Do you want this change to affect all new documents based on the NORMAL template.

If you click Yes, it will affect all the new documents which are using NORMAL template and to get the solution for your problem you have to click yes.

  • If you click No, it will only take affect for the current document.
  • If you click Cancel, it will just ignore and you will go back to the Font properties dialog box.

So the thing is this. When you create a new Word document, you can see the Normal Style is selected from the Styles group on Home tab of the ribbon. You have to change the configuration of this Normal style.

Above procedure will change the default settings of this style Normal. But my recommendation, is to create a new style and save it there according to your preferences other than changing the settings of the Normal style provide by MS Word. So, whenever you want to use your own style, you only have to select that style on the Styles group of Home tab in ribbon.

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Change Default Font in Microsoft Word 2007

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Hey Dear,

Have a try with the following steps :

In Word 2002 or in Word 2003

1. Open a new document that is based on the Normal template.

2. To do this, click New on the File menu, and then click Blank Document in the New Document

3. On the Format menu, choose Font.

4. Select the font, the size, and any other attributes that you want.

5. Click Default.

6. Click Yes when you receive the following message, says:

Do you want to change the default font to font name?

This change will affect all new documents based on the NORMAL template.

7. On the File menu, hold the SHIFT key down, and then click Save All.

Important: Word may prompt you to save the new blank document, click Cancel. Word will not prompt you to save the changes to the Normal template unless the Prompt to save Normal template option is selected on the Save tab 

For Word 2007

1. Create a new document that is based on the Normal template.

2. Click Blank Document, and then click Create.

3. In the Font group, click Fonts.

4. Select the font, the size, and any other features that you want in the Fonts dialog box.

5. Click Default.

6. Click Yes when you receive the following message: "Do you want to change the default font to font name?"

This change will affect all new documents based on the NORMAL template.

7. Click OK.

8. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.

9. In the Customize tab, select Commands Not in the Ribbon in the list, and then select Save All.

Click Add, click OK, and then click Save All in the customized Quick Access Toolbar.

Important: Word may prompt you to save the new blank document, click Cancel. If you want Word to prompt you to save the changes to the Normal template, follow these steps:

Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options. In the Advanced tab, click to select the Prompt before saving Normal template check box in the Save group.

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