Change the default font for text boxes in Word

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

In Word for Microsoft 365, the default font for text boxes and shapes is Calibri with font size of 11 points.

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

   1.   Create a new text box in your document:

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

Text Box in Word 365   or   Text Box in Word 365

Select Draw Text Box in the drop-down list.

   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 Word 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 Word 365

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

New text box in Word 365

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

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