Microsoft Word: Change Default Font; Add Line Numbers
by Steve Yates
In this article we explain how to change Word's default font for new documents, as well as how to add automatic line numbering to documents, or portions of a document.
Change Word's Default Font
The default font in Microsoft Word is Times New Roman, or Calibri for Word 2007. To have all newly created documents start with a different font, click the Format/Font menu item to display the Font dialog (in Word 2007 click the small symbol next to "Font" on the button bar, or press CTRL+D).
In the Font dialog, select a typeface, size, and any other settings, then click the Default button. Word will display a message dialog asking if you want to change the default font, and have the change affect all new documents. Click Yes.
Add Line Numbers To Word Documents
If you work with long documents or contracts you may need to discuss certain sections with clients or colleagues. Word can automatically print documents with line numbers for each line, in the margin. To set this up:
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