Changing the default font style, size, and color is done in a different way than other Microsoft Office applications like Word. In this video, learn how to change the default font in OneNote so that it's the default font for the current notebook and future notebooks that will be created.
- [Instructor] You may have noticed by now that the default font in Microsoft Windows is 11 point Calibri font. You could change this for each container, but why do that? I'm going to show you how to change the default font. Many commands and actions work the same across the Microsoft Office applications. Changing the default font in OneNote is a bit different. Let's take a look at how this works in Microsoft Word to compare. Let's go ahead and switch from OneNote to Microsoft Word. To change the font here, you need to click the dialogue box launcher in the lower right corner of the font group.
We'll go ahead and make some changes to the font type. Let's make this Bakersville Old Face. We'll make this bold, and maybe we'll make it even a bit bigger, size 20. And to set that as default, we'll click Set as Default in the lower left corner. For Microsoft Word we can choose to change the default font for just the document we're currently working in, or for all documents going forward. Then we click OK, and we have changed the default font. Now let's switch back to OneNote and see how this works a little bit differently.
Alright, so now if we take a look at the Home ribbon and in the basic text group area, you'll notice that there isn't a dialogue box launcher there for us to click on. Instead, we'll need to take a look at the File tab area. By clicking the File tab it takes us to the back stage, and we're going to need to explore the options area to make these changes. It takes us to the general area. The second category you see on your screen is the Default Font. Again, here's where we can see that it's set to Calibri 11 point. Let's go ahead and change this to something else.
Maybe Berlin Sans. And let's make it really big, size 72. Now the font color looks like it's currently set to blue, automatic color is black. We could change this. Let's go ahead and go with something like orange. We'll click OK to save this change. And now you'll notice we have a mouse cursor that is much larger. That's our first indication that we have changed the font. If we also take a look back up in the basic text group of the Home ribbon, we have updated that font to Berlin Sans 72 point.
Let's go ahead and see what this looks like. That looks really good! Now what happens if we change to another page within this same research tabbed area, like Messages. We do see that we have that blinking mouse cursor much larger again, and as we type information in, again we're noticing that that change is still taking place. Now what if we go outside of the Research section? Again, we can see that that change is still happening. Now you might be asking, Okay, well what about those new NoteBooks that I create going forward? Is this Default font setting going to apply to those? If you answered "Yes" you are correct.
I hope changing the Default font for all of your NoteBooks is a time saver and that you find it quite helpful.
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