Change fonts

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Excel

Word

Do any of the following:

Make fonts larger

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Font, click Increase Font Size  Increase Font Size button .

Change font color

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Font, click the arrow next to Font Color  Font Color button , and then click the font color that you want.

Change default font

  1. On the Format menu, click Font.

  2. Select the options that you want to use for new documents.

  3. Click Default.

  4. When you are prompted to change the default font, click Yes.

    This changes the Normal template.

    Tip: The formatting used in new documents is based on settings that are defined in a template. Unless you specify a different template, the settings that are used for new documents are based on the Normal template.

Display font menus in plain text

To speed up the display of font lists, you can display the font names in a standard font instead of as a sample of the font.

  1. On the View menu, click Print Layout.

  2. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize Toolbars and Menus.

  3. Click the Toolbars and Menus tab, and then underneath the list, clear the Show typefaces in font menus check box.

    Note: This option turns off styled font menus in all Office applications.

See also

Fonts change when I open a document that was created in another application

PowerPoint

Do any of the following:

Make fonts larger

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Font, click Increase Font Size  Increase Font Size button .

Change font color

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Font, click the arrow next to Font Color  Font Color button , and then click the font color that you want.

Display font menus in plain text

To speed up the display of font lists, you can display the font names in a standard font instead of as a sample of the font.

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize Toolbars and Menus.

  2. Click the Toolbars and Menus tab, and then underneath the list, clear the Show typefaces in font menus check box.

    Note: This option turns off styled font menus in all Office applications.

See also

Set a default theme for your presentations

Change or replace the font in your presentation

Excel

Do any of the following:

Make fonts larger

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Font, click Increase Font Size  Increase Font Size button .

Change font color

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Font, click the arrow next to Font Color  Font Color button , and then click the font color that you want.

Display font menus in plain text

To speed up the display of font lists, you can display the font names in a standard font instead of as a sample of the font.

  1. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize Toolbars and Menus.

  2. Click the Toolbars and Menus tab, and then underneath the list, clear the Show typefaces in font menus check box.

    Note: This option turns off styled font menus in all Office applications.

See also

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