# How do I change the default font

How do I change the default font?

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Seems to me that this is a basic question that should be resolvable without having to jump through all of the hoops required to get a simple answer to a very basic question.

( 2017-11-05 17:10:16 +0200 )edit

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Start a new document, change the font in the Default paragraph style to what you want, then save the document as a template or as the default template. How you do that is covered in many tutorials and discussions in openoffice forums already. Use Google to find more help.

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Default font setting (which sets it for all future documents) is in the Tools>Options>Writer>Basic Fonts. Set your defaults there. All future documents will have that setting.

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To permanently change the default on text documents:

Open a new text documents

Change, on the second line of the top menu, the existing font, (the existing default on LibreOffice is Liberation serif) using the down arrow to the right of the font name to see  and select any other font on the list you prefer

Using the small down arrow next to the save icon, “save as a templates”.

A new window will appear giving an opportunity to name your templates, I used
“My templates – Arial”. Category, I chose “My temple's”

MOST IMPORTANTLY CHECK THE BOX  “Set as default template” and Save.


From that point forward your newly chosen font will be used on ongoing and new documents.

F.Y.I. a very similar process works for changing font size also for changing fonts on calc and presentations.

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On my LibreOffice system, I can find the information I need by selecting HELP and then the topic "fonts". Many users are, of course, happy with the five defaults fonts. (default, heading, list, caption and index) The actual default fonts depends on the system.

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