Change the default font in PowerPoint

Rather than changing fonts in your slides one by one, you can change the default fonts for your entire presentation. The font pairing (header font, body font) is an important design decision in PowerPoint.

  1. Click View > Slide Master.

    The Slide Master button is on the View tab of the ribbon.
  2. On the Slide Master tab, click the Fonts drop-down menu. Select the font you want to use for all the slides in the presentation.

    From the Fonts drop-down menu, you can select the font you want.

    Note: Any changes you make in Slide Master view affect all the slides that use the master.

  3. Click Close Master View. The text throughout your presentation is automatically updated to the new font.

Create a template to save your default font

You can save the above default font updates by creating a PowerPoint template. This template saves your font updates and can be used in future presentations.

  1. Click File > Save As.

  2. Click Computer > Browse.

  3. Navigate to C:\Users\<your username>\Documents\Custom Office Templates.

  4. Type the name of your template in the File Name box. Click the Save as type drop-down menu, and click PowerPoint Template.

    In the "Save as type" box, choose PowerPoint Template.
  5. Click Save.

    Note: You can access your template when you create a new presentation. Click File > New, and click Custom > Custom Office Templates to find your template.

    On the File New page, select Custom to access the template you created.

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