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The Font dialog box is where you choose your default font for Word 2007. To select a font, just click on it from the Font list. If you are unsure which font to use, just click on the font and look at the Preview pane located at the bottom of the Font dialog box. The preview pane will show you what the selected font looks like before you actually apply the change.
In addition to choosing a font type, you can choose additional formatting options such as bold or italics, and even make the text size larger or smaller. Any of the options in the Font dialog box can be set as a default setting.
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You have successfully changed the default font for Microsoft Word 2007. For now on, any time you open up a blank document (the document must be based on the Normal template), the default font settings that you selected will automatically be applied.
NOTE: The font settings can be changed at any time using the steps outlined above without affecting the default setting. Just make your selections and click OK instead of clicking the Default button. Only click the Default button if you want the current selections to be your default setting.
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References & Additional Resources
Microsoft Word Official Site, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/
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