To change the default font in Microsoft Word, you need to modify the default font settings in the Normal style. Here’s how you can do it:

For Windows:

  1. Open Microsoft Word:
    • Launch Microsoft Word on your computer.
  2. Create a New Blank Document:
    • Create a new blank document if one is not already open.
  3. Change the Font:
    • Select the “Home” tab on the Ribbon.
    • In the “Styles” group, right-click on the “Normal” style.
    • Choose “Modify” from the context menu.
  4. Modify Style:
    • In the Modify Style dialog box, make sure the “Formatting” options are set to “Font.”
    • Choose the new default font, size, and any other formatting options you want.
    • Click “OK” to apply the changes.
  5. Update the Default Font:
    • Back in your document, right-click on the “Normal” style in the Styles group again.
    • Select “Update Normal to Match Selection.”
  6. Confirm Changes:
    • If prompted, choose whether to apply the changes to just the current document or to all documents based on the Normal template.

For Mac:

  1. Open Microsoft Word:
    • Launch Microsoft Word on your Mac.
  2. Create a New Blank Document:
    • Create a new blank document if one is not already open.
  3. Change the Font:
    • Select the “Home” tab on the Ribbon.
    • In the “Styles” group, click on the arrow icon to open the Styles pane.
    • In the Styles pane, find and right-click on the “Normal” style.
    • Choose “Modify” from the context menu.
  4. Modify Style:
    • In the Modify Style dialog box, make sure the “Formatting” options are set to “Font.”
    • Choose the new default font, size, and any other formatting options you want.
    • Click “OK” to apply the changes.
  5. Update the Default Font:
    • Back in your document, right-click on the “Normal” style in the Styles pane again.
    • Select “Update Normal to Match Selection.”
  6. Confirm Changes:
    • If prompted, choose whether to apply the changes to just the current document or to all documents based on the Normal template.

After following these steps, the default font for your new documents in Microsoft Word should be updated to your chosen font and style. Keep in mind that this change may not affect existing documents, only new ones created after modifying the Normal style.

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