How do I change my default font In Microsoft Word?

Mark August 26, 2010

Whenever I fire up a new Word document, it automatically starts with Times New Roman, size 12. However, there is one font I really detest and that is Times New Roman! And it is getting really tiring having to constantly switch to my preferred font, Arial size 10.

Is there any way to tell Word to default to another font such as Arial size 10? Maybe a registry tweak?

  1. Mark O'Neill
    August 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Perfect. Thanks Tina. One of the banes of my life has just been vanquished! :-)

  2. Tina
    August 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm


    I found this Microsoft support article, which describes the steps for Word 2002 through 2010: How to set the default font in Word