Change the default font for text boxes in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2016
When you create a text box in your presentation, any text you type appears with the default font that can be different from version to version...

In PowerPoint for Microsoft 365, the default font for text boxes and shapes is Calibri, with a font size of 18 points.

To change the default font for text boxes, follow the next steps:

   1.   Create a new text box in your presentation:

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box:

Text Box button in PowerPoint 365  or   Text Box button 2 in PowerPoint 365

   2.   Apply any formatting you need. You can change the fill color or add an effect, change the text color, style, or weight of a line, or make any other changes:

Formatted text box in PowerPoint 365

   3.   Select the text box, right-click the border, and then click Set as Default Text Box on the popup menu:

Default text box in PowerPoint 365

Next time you add a new text box, PowerPoint will use the formatting you applied:

New text box in PowerPoint 365

See also this tip in French: Comment changer la police par défaut pour les zones de texte dans PowerPoint.

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