Change the Default Font on Microsoft Office for a Mac

Microsoft Office for Mac is a suite of applications that includes Word for creating text documents and Excel for making spreadsheets. If you don’t want to use the default font in Office each time you create a new document, you can designate the font of your choice by changing the preferences settings. You have to quit Excel and Word and restart the applications before the new default font settings will take effect for future documents that you create.

Word

mac-word-documentStep 1

Launch Microsoft Word and open a new blank document.

Step 2

Click “Font” on the Format menu and then click the “Font” tab.

Step 3

Click the Font pull-down menu and select the name of the font you want to set as the new default.

Step 4

Click “Default” and “OK.”

Step 5

Quit Word and then relaunch the application. New documents that you create will use the font you selected.

Excel

mac-excel-fileStep 1

Launch Microsoft Excel on your Mac and open a new blank document.

Step 2

Click the “Excel” menu and then click “Preferences.”

Step 3

Select the “General” preferences in the Authoring section. Click the “Standard Font” drop-down menu and click the name of the font you want to set for the default. Click “OK.”

Step 4

Quit Excel and then relaunch the application. New spreadsheets that you create will now use the default font you selected.

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