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Excel uses the very nice Calibri font by default in Windows, but if you’d like to use a different font or change the default size, you can easily adjust the setting in the Excel options screen.

Start by clicking the “File” tab.

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On the backstage screen, click “Options” in the list of items on the left.

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Make sure the General screen is active. Then, select the font you want as the default from the “Use this as the default font” drop-down list.

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To select a different font size as the default size, select a size from the “Font size” drop-down list.

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Click “OK” to accept the changes and close the Excel Options dialog box.

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You must exit Excel and restart it for the changes to take effect. Click “OK” on the following dialog box that displays and then close and reopen Excel.

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Now, you’ll see your chosen font and size as the defaults for all cells on all worksheets in any new workbooks you create in Excel.

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You can always change the font using the Home tab on the ribbon as well, but it’s only for the selected cells on the current worksheet.