Change the default font in Excel

By default, Microsoft Excel uses Calibri font 11 as Body Font when you type data in a worksheet, header or footer, or text box. 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 OK.

Note: to start 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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