How to Change the Default Font in MS Word

When you open Word, it automatically chooses a font for you, usually Times Roman size 12.

But what if you want Word to start with a different font? How about Arial 11?

Well, the way to do this is to change the file, which is the template file that controls this setting. is Word’s default template.

  1. Open Word.
  2. Find the file. This is usually found in the Office folder.
  3. Open
    Note: Don’t open from Windows as this only creates a copy of the template.
  4. Change the font type and size.
  5. Save the file and close Word.
  6. Re-open Word

The next time you open Word, the default font will be what you specified.