How to change default font

Excel 365 2013 2010 2007 2003
This setting enables you to select a different font and font size for your workbooks.

To change the default font, follow these steps:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button:

Excel 2016 Options

   2.   In the General category, under When creating new workbooks, choose the font in the Use this as the default font list, and specify the font size in the Font size box:

Default font options in Excel 2016

Note: To begin using the new default font and font size, you must restart Excel. The new default font and font size are used only in new workbooks that you create after you restart Excel; existing workbooks are not affected.

See also this tip in French: Comment changer la police par défaut.

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