Change the default font in OneNote 2016 for Mac

By default, new notes use the 11-point Calibri font in OneNote, but you can change the font and the font size for the new notes that you create.

  1. On the menu bar, click OneNote > Preferences.

    Select Preferences

  2. In the OneNote Preferences dialog box, click Edit & View, and select the Font and Size you want OneNote to use.

    Click Edit and View, and select the Font and Size you want to use.


  • Your new default font choice applies to new notes you write. Existing notes won’t be reformatted automatically.

  • Changing the default font size applies to the note text only, not the page titles.

More related info

If you’re interested in formatting only some sections of the text, and you’re not changing the default font for all of your new notes, select the text you want to change and click the Home tab. You’ll find text formatting options, such as font size, color, and style, on the ribbon.

Text formatting options

See Also

Basic tasks in OneNote 2016 for Mac

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