Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Setting Web Fonts.

Setting Web Fonts

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 5, 2013)

Word includes many features designed to make it work well with the Web. One such feature allows information to be saved in a Web-page format. This means you can create Web pages with Word, if desired.

The Web is a more limited environment than you may be used to in Word. One such area of limitation is in the fonts that are used. Typically, Web pages are constructed of one or two fonts, not the hundreds that are possible with Word. You can set the default fonts that Word uses when constructing Web pages by following these steps:

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box. (In Word 2007 click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word 2010 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. Click Advanced at the left of the dialog box.
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the available options.
  4. Click on the Web Options button. Word displays the Web Options dialog box.
  5. Make sure the Fonts tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  6. Figure 1. The Fonts tab of the Web Options dialog box.

  7. Using the Proportional Font drop-down list, select the font you want used as a default for your Web pages.
  8. Using the Fixed-width Font drop-down list, select the font you want used when displaying monospace information on your Web pages.
  9. Using the Size controls, specify the respective default sizes for the fonts.
  10. Click on OK to close the Web Options dialog box.
  11. Click on OK to close the Options dialog box.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (6055) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Setting Web Fonts.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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