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How Do I Change the Default Font in PowerPoint 2007 Text Boxes?

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Question: How Do I Change the Default Font in PowerPoint 2007 Text Boxes?

The default font, for text boxes, in any new PowerPoint 2007 presentation is Calibri, 18 pt, black, other than the ones that are part of the default design template such as the Title text placeholder and Bulleted list placeholders.

Note - See this article to Permanently Change the Default Font for PowerPoint Placeholders

Answer:

If you are making a new PowerPoint 2007 presentation and do not want to have to change the font each time you add a new text box in this presentation, the solution is simple.

  1. Click on the Shapes button on the Home tab of the ribbon.

  2. Choose the Text Box icon, from the Basic Shapes section of the drop down selections. (Note - The text box icon may also be included in the Recently Used Shapes section at the top of the list.)

  3. Click on your slide, or draw a text box to a specific size. (The text box will grow as you type.)

  4. Select a new font and make any other selections for color or size.

  5. Right click on the border of the new text box and choose Set as Default Text Box from the shortcut menu.

Once you change the default font, all future text boxes in this presentation, will take on these properties, but text boxes that you had already created earlier, will not be affected. Therefore, it is a good idea to make this change right at the start of your presentation, before you create your first slide.

Test out your changes by creating a new text box. The new text box should reflect the new font choice.

Change Fonts for Text Placeholders
To make changes to the fonts used for titles or other text placeholders that are part of each template, you need to make those changes in the master slides.

Note - See this article to Permanently Change the Default Font for PowerPoint Placeholders

Related - Click here to Change the Default Font in PowerPoint 2003 and earlier.

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