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 has the default font that can be different from version to version...

In PowerPoint 2016, the default font for text boxes and shapes is Calibri with 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 in PowerPoint 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

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

New text box in PowerPoint 2016

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