How To Change Default Font In Google Docs

As a Google Docs user, you might be familiar with the default font style, Arial, that the platform uses. Although it’s a clean and professional font style, there might be instances where you want to switch it up, either to match your business’s branding or just to give your eyes a break from the same old font! This blog post will walk you through the process of changing the default font in Google Docs.

Steps to Change Default Font in Google Docs

  1. Start by launching Google Docs and opening a new or existing document.
  2. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page. Click on ‘Format’, then navigate to ‘Paragraph styles’, then ‘Normal Text’, and finally ‘Update ‘Normal text’ to match’.
  3. This step sets your current font style, size, and color as the default for ‘Normal Text’. But if you want to set a new default font, then you need to first change these settings manually.
  4. To do so, highlight some text and change the font (and size and color, if desired) using the toolbar at the top of your page.
  5. Once you have selected a new default font style, size, and color, repeat the second step: Click ‘Format’ > ‘Paragraph styles’ > ‘Normal Text’ > ‘Update ‘Normal text’ to match’.
  6. Then, to set this as the default style for all future documents, go back to ‘Paragraph styles’ in the ‘Format’ menu, but this time select ‘Options’ > ‘Save as my default styles’.
  7. That’s it! You’ve now updated your default font in Google Docs. All future documents will use this style unless you change it again.


Google Docs is a robust word processing tool that offers a variety of customization options, including the ability to change default fonts. We hope this guide has been helpful for you. Remember, the key to making Google Docs work best for you is to explore its features and settings. Don’t be afraid to experiment!