Change the default text color (font color) in Word

  1. Open the template or a document based on the template whose default settings you want to change.

  2. Go to Home and select the Font dialog launcher Dialog box launcher .

  3. Select the arrow next to Font color, and then choose a color.

    Font color in font dialog

  4. Select Set As Default and then select one of the following:

    • This document only?

    • All document based on the Normal.dotm template?

    Select what scope you want this font to be the default for.
  5. Select OK.

  1. Open the template or a document based on the template whose default settings you want to change.

  2. Go to Format > Font > Font.

    You can also press and hold COMMAND + D to open the Font dialog box.

  3. Select the arrow next to Font color, and then choose a color.

    In the Font box, the Font color and Default options are highlighted.

  4. Select Default and then select Yes to apply the change to all new documents based on the template.

  5. Select OK.

In Word for the web you can change the font color in a particular document, but you can't set it as default.

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