How to Set Default Font in Word 2010 (Guide)

This guide will teach you how to change the default font In Word 2010 and later. It’s quick and easy – if you know how!

If you are constantly working with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word in particular, be it professionally or for leisure, you are bound to at some point want to tweak the program to fit your needs and preferences – such as setting the default font in Windows 10. We all know that having to change the default settings every time you use a given program only to repeat the sequence for each new work session can get pretty old pretty fast. It’s time consuming on the one hand and it’s just simply annoying on the other. This is even true for something as easily adjustable as the font type of your word processing program, but how do you fix this?

For Microsoft Word versions 2010, 2013 and 2016, the default font has been set to Calibri and the default font size is set to 11. While it looks fairly OK, it may not be for everyone and we certainly can’t expect one size to fit everyone’s needs. With that being said, in the following simple fix we will show you how to not only change the default front in Windows 10, but also effectively change the size and style of it. Note that, as the layout of all the latest Microsoft Word versions is pretty much the same, the following is applicable Word 2010 and newer. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Change Default Font in Word 2010

The Guide

  1. Open a new Word Document.
  2. You should be looking at the Home tab of the menu at the top of the page, if not – click it.
  3. In the section, where your font details are, click the little square at the bottom right (beside the word Font). Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl + D key combination to open the Font window.
  4. Choose the font you would like to set from the menu. You may also choose the font style to be regular, italic, bold or bold italic, if you so decide. And last, but not least, you can also change the font size to whatever you like.
  5. Once you’re happy with the settings you’ve determined, click Set As Default in the bottom left of the window.
  6. You will be given an option to select, whether you want the new font settings to apply for this document only or for all documents. Click on the circle beside the option that best suits your needs and click OK.

This should be good enough for setting your default font in Windows 10. The option selected above will apply the new default font to all files based on the Normal template.

  • It is possible to set multiple templates for Word, each one using a different default font.

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