It is possible to set a default font for every time you make a new spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010
Q I have an HP 310-1220 PC running Windows 7. I use the 2007 version of Microsoft Office. Every time I use Excel, I have to reset the font to my preferred style of Times Roman. I also have to adjust the size. At some point in the past I successfully managed to fix my favourite font in Word but this apparently had no effect on Excel. Is there a Windows setting to fix a default font so all my words can be produced in Times Roman? Or is there at least a way to fix Excel’s font?
A Though we think it’s a nice idea, there isn’t a single Windows setting that will fix the font and size across every application, and nor would it be practical: developers like the freedom to mould their programs in whatever way they choose (10-point Times Roman might look a little odd in a fast-paced shoot-’em-up game, for example).
However, it is straightforward to fix the font in Excel. To do this in the 2007 version, first click the Microsoft Office button (at the top left of the application window) and choose Excel Options. In the Options dialogue box, click the Popular category on the left-hand side and make your choices using the dropdown menus under the ‘When creating new workbooks’ section. Click OK to finish. This same technique applies to Excel 2010 as well.
For the benefit of readers still using Excel 2003, first open the Tools menu and choose Options. Now click to select the General tab and then use the Standard font and Size dropdown menus near the bottom of the dialogue box to make your choices.
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