Change the default font in Excel

By default, Microsoft Office Excel uses the Body Font font in font size 11 (which is displayed as the Calibri font in font size 11 when you type data in a worksheet, header or footer, or text box). However, you can change the default font and font size for all new workbooks that you create.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Under Excel, click Options.

  3. In the General category, under When creating new workbooks, do the following:

    • In the Use this font box, click the font that you want to use.

    • In the Font Size box, enter the font size that you want to use.

  4. Click any other tab to return to your file.

Note: To begin using the new default font and font size, you must restart Excel. The new default font and font size are used only in new workbooks that you create after you restart Excel; existing workbooks are not affected. To use the new default font, you can move worksheets from an existing workbook to a new workbook. For more information, see Move or copy a worksheet.

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