How to Change the Default Font in Excel 2013

If you have never changed the default font in Microsoft Excel 2013, then the program is likely using the Calibri font for any new spreadsheet that you create. But if you dislike this font, or have another font that you would prefer to use when you are creating Excel files and entering data into your cells, then you might be wondering how to change the default font in Excel 2013.

Fortunately this is a setting that you can access on the Excel Options menu, and you can select from the list of fonts that are currently installed on your computer. Our guide below will direct yoou to where you can find the default font setting in Microsoft Excel 2013 and change it to a different font of your choosing.

 

How to Use a Different Default Font in Excel 2013

The steps in this guide are going to show you how to adjust the default font setting in Excel 2013. This means that any new spreadsheet that you create in Microsoft Excel is going to use the font that you select. However, any existing spreadsheets that you open will use the font that was set as the default when that spreadsheet was created.

Step 1: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab

 

 

Step 2: Click the Options button at the left side of the window.

open the excel options menu

 

 

Step 3: Click the Use this as the default font dropdown menu, then select the default font that you wish to use.

how to change the default font in excel 2013

 

 

Step 4: Click the OK button to save your change.

how to set a new default font in excel 2013

 

 

Step 5: Restart Microsoft Excel so that the new changes can take effect.

 

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