A few minutes now can save you some frustration later. In Word 2010, you will be given the option to set these settings for this document only or for all documents. While there are many tools and features to choose from when adding to the Quick Access Toolbar Figure I , I start with four obvious ones. You need two registry keys to be set in order to keep the preloaded settings. So while it may be tempting to set an obscure font from someplace like dafont. Please Note: Changing your default font size will not change the font size in existing documents, so these will still show the settings you used when these documents were created. This will result in the opening of normal template.
Modifying the template file The other way to set the default font is to modify the global template file normal. One effective way to do this is simply by changing the default font for new Word documents. Word will recreate it with the standard default settings the next time you open Word. So I had to ninja four attempts by Word to trip me up - lol - but I got it done. There is an excellent blog post from the Engineering Windows 7 blog that gives additional detail on the ClearType: The collection of fonts introduced at this time are called the. Among many other improvements, the introduction of the new fonts had a big impact on the modern look.
And, I mean before you starting using it, not after. Change other default settings in the Normal template You can customize the Normal template and change default settings for many aspects of a document, such as text formatting, paragraph formatting, document formatting, styles, text, pictures, AutoText entries, and keyboard shortcuts. Change the Normal Template This suggestion is probably the most obvious and the most often overlooked. Under the Advanced tab of Word Options Figure G , you will see several check boxes regarding selecting. Applies To: Word 2016 Outlook 2016 Word 2013 Outlook 2013 Word 2010. This is a two-step process, which makes it slightly tricky. Formatting marks As an editor, I need to see every character on the page, even if the character is a blank space, so I always turn on all formatting marks.
For Mac users, hit Command + D. Modifying the template file The other way to set the default font is to modify the global template file normal. There are several ways to accomplish the task, but the easiest way is to click the View tab Figure J and then right-click the Draft icon and select the Add to Quick Access Toolbar item. You just click on this little arrow here and I'm going to just change it to Cambria for now. You can click the More Colors option if you do not see the color that you want to use. Here we left all the default settings, except we selected 12 point font in the Latin text box this is your standard body text; users of Asian languages such as Chinese may see a box for Asian languages. Now, the changes I make may not make sense for you and I am not suggesting that everyone do exactly what I do, but I am suggesting that you take a few minutes to adjust the default settings in to make it work the way you want it to work - at least as best you can.
So, if your style uses Calibri, then your font will be Calibri at the size and style you chose. Personally I like the Arial font and I like my paragraphs spaced evenly, so I change the default Normal Template Figure A right away. However, every new version of Word requires some tweaking to make it work the way I want it to work and Word 2013 is no exception. Many other ClearType fonts for various languages have been released since. That change will reveal the style name used for each section of your document. The normal template is always marked as open when Word is open.
To make changes to Normal. For good measure, I also uncheck the boxes for Ordinals, Fractions, and Hyphens. You created a blank document based on it and then saved that document as a template and then told Word to use that template as your. And simply repeat these steps to change your default font settings again if you want. For example, the character spacing for new blank documents is based on the Normal template.
And, I mean before you starting using it, not after. You can verify the selection of your font after rebooting the machine as well. In the Font dialog box, choose the default font settings you want. However, every new version of Word requires some tweaking to make it work the way I want it to work and Word 2013 is no exception. To change the default setting of fonts do the following.
The changes you make may not be the same as mine, but I am willing to bet, whatever changes to defaults you do make, are also made with the desire to save you time, frustration, and headaches. Switch to a Different Default Font Color in Word 2013 The steps in this article will change the default font color settings for new documents that you create in Word 2013. There were two key reasons to support the change: 1. A few minutes now can save you some frustration later. Finally, in the Attach Template window, select Normal and click Open.
Click on the Display tab to reach the formatting marks settings. To change the default font size and type, follow the appropriate instructions below. Changing Default Fonts in Word To change the default font settings, click the small box with an arrow in the lower right corner of the Font section of the Home tab in the Ribbon. Changing the default font also changes the Normal style, which affects any other style that is built on the Normal style. We believed that more and more documents would never be printed but would solely be consumed on a digital device.
Calibri was just one of several fonts introduced at the time. Using a different font color for a document in Word 2013 is as simple as changing an option in the navigational ribbon. Click the 100% in that bottom right corner to get the Zoom configuration screen Figure K and change the percentage to 180. Microsoft Word has default settings for a document's fonts. However, using this way, whenever I tried to change default Calibri font on a system having Office 2013 , the system denied accepting this change.