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 Normal.dot file, which is the template file that controls this setting. Normal.dot is Word’s default template.
- Open Word.
- Find the Normal.dot file. This is usually found in the Office folder.
- Open Normal.dot.
Note: Don’t open Normal.dot from Windows as this only creates a copy of the template.
- Change the font type and size.
- Save the file and close Word.
- Re-open Word
The next time you open Word, the default font will be what you specified.