How To Change The Default Font Of Google Docs

A little known feature allows you to switch the default styling of your Google Docs, so you can customize your experience. This will save you time from constantly having to restyle your Docs or choose a new font when you start.

To change the default style of your Google Docs:

  1. Highlight a portion of your text that you would like to change to the new style
  2. In the menu bar, click on the drop-down next to Arial and choose your font
  3. In the menu bar, click on the drop-down next to Normal text and click the arrow next to Normal Text
  4. Click Update ‘Normal text’ to match
  5. Highlight the rest of your text, click on the drop-down next to Normal text, click the arrow next to Normal Text and select Apply ‘Normal text’

To save this font as default for your account:

  1. Click Format, Paragraph styles and then the Options gear at the bottom of the list
  2. Click save as my default styles