Not everyone uses the same font, even though all new Microsoft Word 365 documents have the same default font.
Some documents come from different versions of Word, or other applications like Google Docs.
If you have specific requirements for the font in a document, then you might be wondering how to change the font of an entire Word document so that you don’t need to retype a lot of content or do a bunch of the same edits throughout the document.
How to Change an Existing Document Font in Microsoft Word for Office 365
- Open the document.
- Click in the body and press Ctrl + A.
- Select the Home tab.
- Click the Font dropdown menu and choose the desired font.
Our article continues below with additional information on how to change the font of an entire Word document, including pictures for these steps.
New documents that you create in Microsoft Word will use the default font that is currently set in the application.
If you previously changed your font, or if you are editing a document that someone else created, it’s possible that a document you are editing has the incorrect font.
Rather than using a complicated process like retyping the document or copying and pasting everything into a new document, it’s possible to quickly select everything in the document and change the font.
Our guide below will show you how to change the font of an entire Word document in Word for Office 365.
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How to Switch Fonts for a Whole Document in Word for Office 365 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application, but will also work in most other versions of Word.
Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.
Step 2: Click anywhere in the document body, then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select the entire document.
You can also select all in Word by clicking the Select button on the Home tab, then choosing Select All.
Step 3: Choose the Home tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Font dropdown menu in the Font section of the ribbon, then select the desired font to apply to the document.
Now that you know how to change the font of an entire Word document you will be able to quickly apply large changes to every part of your document at the same time.
You can take this opportunity to apply other formatting changes to your entire document as well. For example, you could change the line spacing, or the text color, or you could remove formatting settings like bold, underline, or italics.
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