How to change default settings in Word

Default settings are the standard template setting of a document. Word allows you to alter the settings and modify the settings to fit your document. In this article, we shall discuss ways of changing the default setting of a word document.

Changing the Default Font

Changing the font’s default setting implies that all new documents will use the set settings. Here are the steps to alter the default setting of Word:

1. To get started, locate the Word application on your Pc. Double-click on it to open the application.

2. Locate the Home tab on the toolbar on the opened document.

3. Click on the font dialogue box launcher in the Font section.


4. Click on the Font tab. Navigate to the Font style, size type, and effect section, and make changes in these sections.

5. Next, click on the Set as Default button. Choose where the default setting should apply.

6. Finally, click the Ok button.

Changing the character spacing default setting

Changing the default character spacing settings means altering the kern, scale, position, and spacing settings. Here are the steps to follow:

1. To get started, locate the Word application on your Pc. Double-click on it to open the application.

2. Locate the Home tab on the toolbar on the opened document.

3. Click on the font dialogue box launcher in the Font section.


4. Click on the advanced tab. Navigate to the Character spacing section and Opentype Feature section and make changes in these sections.

5. Next, click on the Set as Default button. Choose where the default setting should apply.

6. Finally, click the Ok button.

Changing the default margins

Here are the steps to follow:

1. To get started, locate the Word application on your Pc. Double-click on it to open the application.

2. Locate the Layout tab on the toolbar on the opened document.

3. Click the Margins drop-down button and select the Custom margins button.

4. Make changes in the Margin tab in the Page Setup box.

5. Next, click on the Set as Default button. Choose where the default setting should apply.

6. Finally, click the Ok button.

Changing default settings of paragraph

Here are the steps to follow:

1. To get started, locate the Word application on your Pc. Double-click on it to open the application.

2. Locate the Layout tab on the toolbar on the opened document.

3. Click on the paragraph dialogue-box launcher in the Paragraph section.


4. Make changes in the Indent spacing and line and page breaks tabs in the Paragraph box.

5. Next, click on the Set as Default button. Choose where the default setting should apply.

6. Finally, click the Ok button.

Changing paper size default settings

Here are the steps to follow:

1. To get started, locate the Word application on your Pc. Double-click on it to open the application.

2. Locate the Layout tab on the toolbar on the opened document.

3. Click the size drop-down button, and select the more paper size button.

4. Make changes in the paper tab in the Page Setup box.

5. Next, click on the Set as Default button. Choose where the default setting should apply.

6. Finally, click the Ok button.

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