This article explains, How to change the default font in Google Docs that will be applied automatically to all the new documents we create.
When you create a document in Google Docs and start typing the default block set is normal text, the default font, on the other hand, this block is using is Arial and its size is 11. The other blocks like the Title, Subtitle, and Headings by default are following the same font family (the normal text block is using) but they have different sizes.
Now, while most of us don’t recognize calligraphy while making a document in Google Docs, some of us do like to feel good while creating a document in our own visual way.
For persons like us this article is dedicated to. Here I have explained the way to change the default “Arial” font (with the microscopic 11 size) Google packs with the Google Docs. In addition to just explaining the way to change the default font for different blocks, here I have also explained, How you can set the changed format to all the new documents you create further on.
There are two ways in which you can change the fonts in Google Docs.
In the first way, you can set different fonts with different sizes for different blocks. Say, Quicksand for Title and Work Sans for paragraph and so on. This article right now you are reading is using these two fonts.
In the second way, you can set the same font with different sizes for different blocks.
Let’s start with the first way first.
How to set different fonts with different sizes for Paragraph, Headings, Title, and Subtitle in Google Docs?
Changing a font in Google Docs is simple, but following the order is important. For example, Before making changes to any of the other blocks, you must first set the font of the normal text block that is the paragraph block. This is important, because if you first change and set the font (with different size) of any other block (other than normal text block), then, as soon as you change and set the font of the normal text block, the fonts of the other blocks also changes automatically to the font of the normal text block.
This is because we have to first change and set the font of the normal text block.
Now to change the font of the normal text block, first write a paragraph, select it, and from the toolbar, Change the font (you like) and its size.
Then in the toolbar again, click on the Normal text > Update Normal text to match. Follow the screenshot below.
Now, as soon as you complete this step, you can see the fonts of all the other blocks also changed to the font of the Normal text block but with different sizes.
Now from here on type some more paras, change them to whatever block you like (for example any heading block) and then change their font and size the same way you do for the normal text block.
For example, In the below screenshot you can see how I changed the default heading 2 font in Google Docs.
Now once you complete changing the fonts of all the blocks in Google Docs, there is one more step to set these fonts as the default to all the new documents you further create on Google Docs.
To do so, from the toolbar again, Click on Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Set as my default styles. Follow the screenshot below.
Now, from here on, every new document you create on Google Docs follow the same font you set here.
Now, In the other case when you want to set the same font for all the blocks but with different sizes, follow the steps given below.
How to set the same font for all the different Google Docs Blocks?
In this case, you just have to change and set the font for the normal text, the way I described above.
Then, set the default font style the same way I explained above in the screenshot.
So, this is how you can change and set the default font in Google Docs.
If you find any difficulty changing the default font in Google Docs even after reading this article, do post your queries and doubts in the comment section down below.