Change default font in PowerPoint text boxes

When you create a new PowerPoint presentation, the default font used in the template you choose may not match your slide show. Whether it’s a title text box, subtitles, or a bulleted list, you have the option to change the fonts for any or all of these options. Every time you add text to a slide, you don’t have to change the font every time you add a new text box.

While you can change the fonts on each slide individually, the best way to globally change your current presentation is to use slide master . For this:

The instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, PowerPoint for Office 365, and PowerPoint for Mac.

  1. Click on the tab Vision .

  2. In Group Main species Click slide master . A new tab will open labeled slide master .

  3. You should notice that there is now a new slide at the beginning of your presentation. This slide is slide master . To change fonts, select a section and select text.

  4. Click on the tab House then go to group Font style to select the font, size, style, color, and effects.

  5. Alternatively, in PowerPoint for Windows-based systems, you can click the small arrow in the Font style to open the dialog Font style , where you can also select these options. Click Okay when you have made all your changes.

Another way to change fonts is to use the function To replace .

  1. Click on the tab House then in the group To process click the down arrow next to To replace . You should see the option Replace Fonts .

  2. After you click . clicked Replace Fonts a dialog box opens. Replace Font .

  3. Select the font you want to change in the field To replace .

  4. Then select the font you want to change in the field OF . Once you have made your choice, click on To replace .

  5. Click close to when you are done changing fonts.

After you change the default font, all future text boxes will have these properties, instead of changing individual slides. If you change fonts on individual slides, you must change any new slides you create later.

Test your changes by creating a new slide. The new slide should reflect the new font choice.

Extra information

  • 10 Font Tips for Presenters
  • Font problems in PowerPoint
  • Custom design templates and master slides in PowerPoint

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