PPT97: How to Change the Default Font in Microsoft PowerPoint

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SUMMARY
When you create or modify a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, thedefault font used by PowerPoint is the Times New Roman font. This articledescribes how to change the default font for new or existing presentationsand presentations based on a design template.
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To change the default font, use the appropriate method for your situation.

Method 1: If You Want to Change the Font for a New Presentation

  1. Start PowerPoint. Click Open An Existing Presentation and then click OK.
  2. From the Files Of Type list in the Open dialog box, select Presentation Templates.
  3. Open the following folder:
          C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates						
    Select "Blank Presentation" and click Open.
  4. Choose the slide layout you want to modify.
  5. Click in the placeholder(s) of the font you want to change.
  6. On the Format menu, click Font. Select the font and the font formatting you want to use and click OK
  7. On the File menu, click Save.
  8. On the file menu, click Close.
NOTE: Do not add a first slide.

The font you selected in the preceding steps will be the default fontfor new presentations you create.

Method 2: If You Want to Change the Font for Existing Presentations

NOTE: This procedure does not modify existing text in your presentation. Itdoes change the default font that PowerPoint uses when you create any newtext boxes or placeholders in your presentation.
  1. Start PowerPoint, and open the presentation you want to modify.
  2. On the Format menu, click Font. Select the font and the font formatting you want to use and click OK.
  3. On the File menu, click Save.
  4. On the File menu, click Close.

Method 3: If You Want to Change the Font for Specific Design Templates

NOTE: This method only works for new presentations that you create usingthe specific design template you select in step 3. If you apply thistemplate to an existing presentation, the default font information is nottransferred. To change the default font, use "Method 2: If You Want toChange the Font for Existing Presentations."
  1. Start PowerPoint. Click Open An Existing Presentation and then click OK.
  2. From the Files Of Type list in the Open dialog box, select Presentation Templates.
  3. Open the following folder:
          C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates						
    Select the design template you want to modify and click Open.
  4. Choose the slide layout you want to modify.
  5. Click in the placeholder of the font you want to change.
  6. On the Format menu, click Font. Select the font and the font formatting you want to use and click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Save.
  8. On the File menu, click Close.
NOTE: Do not add a first slide.
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