How to Change the Default Font in Google Docs?

We offer a complete step-by-step method of changing the default font in Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
How to change the default font in Google Docs?

Google Docs is one of the most used word processors of our time and everyone from gossip blog writers to professional documents are written using Google Docs in this time and age. This word processor has tons of features to offer and it allows the user to tweak the settings to make it easier for them to write content. 

Google Docs allows you to customize almost everything, such as font size, color, style, and almost everything else. Although, by default, Google Docs comes with Ariel font as its default font and while it is a pretty decent font, people have different needs for different sorts of content. 

How to change the default font in Google Docs?

You can simply change the font by selecting the font of your choice on Google Docs. However, to change the default font for each new document, you will need to take a few extra steps. To save you the hassle, we have already found and tested the methods that you can use to change the default font in Google Docs. 

To change the default font in Google Docs, follow these steps:

1. Open a black document on Google Docs. 

2. Type something.

3. Select the text using ‘CTRL + A’.

4. Select the desired font from the font menu.

5. Click on ‘Normal Text’ and hover the cursor above it then select the “Update Normal Text to Match” option. 

6. Click on ‘Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Save as my default styles. 

Once the settings are saved, close the Google Docs altogether and then open the website again, and then try creating a new blank document. From now on, the new selected font will be set as the default.

Also, keep in mind that you can change the default font size with this method as well. Just before updating the normal text to match, make sure to adjust the size as you wish and then follow the process. Similarly, you can also make the default text bold or italic using the same settings. 

Moving on, this process was for ‘Normal Text’ only. If you wish to change the font for H1, H2, H3, etc., you can do so by selecting the desired heading instead of the Normal Text from the styles menu. You have the option to select the desired font with the perfect size and style.

Keep in mind that if you have selected a different font for the title or the headings, it will change spontaneously whenever you’re jumping from normal text to headings. You won’t have to go back and forth in changing the fonts, the system will automatically do it for you. 

This is extremely useful if you want a different font with bold or italic styles for your headings because once you switch from normal text to headings, the system will load in the fonts that you have saved. This will save you a lot of time if you’re used to spending a good few hours changing the fonts of each heading inside a document. 

FAQs

How to change the default font in Google Sheets?

Changing the default font in Google Sheets is extremely easy and wouldn’t take up more than a few seconds of your precious time. Like other Google word processors, the Google Sheet also uses Arial 11 as its default font. Fortunately, you can change it with just a few clicks. 

To change the default font in Google Sheets, follow these steps:

1. Open Google Sheets.

2. Create a ‘Blank Spreadsheet’.

3. Click on Format.

4. Click on Theme.

5. Click on the ‘Customize’ button.

6. Scroll down and select the font that you want to use.

7. Click on ‘Done’ in the top-right corner of the window. 

Keep in mind that if you don’t press the ‘Done’ button, the settings won’t be saved and Arial will stay as the default font for all the spreadsheets that you will be making. 

Similarly, this customization option also allows you to change the default black font color to something of your choice. 

And if you’re tired of seeing black for all your accents, you can also change the color for them using this menu. 

How to change the default font in Google Slides?

Changing the default font in Google Slides is slightly different compared to other word processors to change the font on this one, you’ll have to take a few extra steps. Below, we’ve explained in detail each and every step that you need to follow to change the default font in Google Slides. 

1. The first step is to open Google Slides.

2. Create a blank slide.

3. Give your slide a name. 

4. Click on ‘Slide > Edit Theme’.

5. Select the first slide under ‘Layout’.

6. Select the text and change the font. 

Once you have changed the font, close the Google Slide. Now, whenever you want to use the fonts that you have saved here, you will have to import the theme every time. Now, if you want to create a new slide with this saved font, follow these steps:

1. Create a slide. 

2. Click on ‘Import Theme’.

3. Select the recent theme. 

And now, the saved fonts will be loaded onto the slide. Moreover, make sure to save the edited theme slide by a name that you won’t forget. Otherwise, it would be hard to locate the theme when you’re loading it for a new slide every time you want to change the default fonts. 

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