When you first start using Microsoft Excel, the font that is used when you type data into your cells will likely be the Calibri font. It’s been the default option for Microsoft Office products for a while, and many people seem to like it.
But you may prefer a different font, or your school or organization might require you to use something specific. Fortunately you have the ability to change the default font in Excel by adjusting a setting on the Excel Options menu.
You can read our Office 365 set default font for all users tutorial for additional information about this topic.
How to Change Excel’s Default Font
The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Excel for Office 365, but will also work in other versions of the program. Note that you will be able to set the default font as any of the fonts that are installed on your computer.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Excel.
Step 2: Select the File tab at the top-left of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Options button at the bottom-left corner of the window.
Step 4: Click the dropdown menu to the right of Use this as the default font, then choose the desired font from the list.
Step 5: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
Note that this only changes the default font for new workbooks that you create in Excel. It won’t affect the font being used in any existing Excel workbooks that you open in the program.
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