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How to Change the Default Font Type in Excel

In this article you will learn how to change the default font type that is used every time you open a new Excel Workbook.

Steps to change the default font type in Excel

You can change the default font type in Excel by following the steps given below. Do note these steps are different based on the operating system you use, steps for Windows and Mac are listed below:


Step 1: Open a new Excel workbook and select the "File" tab from the ribbon at the top of the screen.

Step 2: In the left-hand menu, select "Options".

Step 3: In the Excel Options dialog box, select the "General" tab.

Step 4: Scroll down to the "When creating new workbooks" section and locate the "Use this font" option.

Step 5: Click on the drop-down menu next to "Use this as default font" and select the font type that you want to use as your default.

Step 6: Once you have selected your preferred font type, click "OK" to save the changes and close the Excel Options dialog box.

How to change the default font in Excel : Windows


Step 1: Open Excel on your Mac and click on "Excel" on the menu bar and select "Preferences."

Step 2: In the "Preferences" window, click on "General."

Step 3: Under the "Default font" dropdown menu and select your desired font.

How to change default font in Excel step 1: Mac

How to change default font in Excel step 2: Mac

How to change default font in Excel step 3: Mac

Once you have completed these steps, any new workbooks that you create in Excel will use your newly selected default font type. Keep in mind that any existing workbooks that you have already created will still use their original font type unless you manually change the font type within each workbook.

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