Windows 10: Change default font in Word/Notepad


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       08 Feb 2016 #1

    Change default font in Word/Notepad


    Is there anyway to change the default 'Calibri' font that is set on opening Notepad or Wordpad?
    I would love to open Notepad to find the font set at something I like. 'Verdana' for example, so I can just get straight on.

    I know I sound lazy, but I use Note or Wordpad a lot, often dozens of times in a day, and I need to use a font I can see.

    I'm just sick of having to do this adjustment every bloody time!!

    I would be very grateful for any ideas.
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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #2

    Does this help for Wordpad? How to Set the Default Font in Wordpad | eHow

    Notepad should always open using the font you used last saved something. So if you open Notepad, type one letter, change the font to Verdana and save it somewhere as Temp.txt next time you open Notepad it will use Verdana. You can delete this Temp.txt file - it was only to populate the registry with the last used font. Notepad will keep on using Verdana until you change the font in some other document and save that.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Feb 2016 #3

    Wow. Thanx for the help. Both of your solution appear to work.


    [QUOTE=lx07;561063]Does this help for Wordpad? How to Set the Default Font in Wordpad | eHow

    Notepad should always open using the font you used last saved something. So if you open Notepad, type one letter, change the font to Verdana and save it somewhere as Temp.txt next time you open Notepad it will use Verdana. You can delete this Temp.txt file - it was only to populate the registry with the last used font. Notepad will keep on using Verdana until you change the font in some other document and save that.[/QUOTE

    I'm pretty sure the Notepad one resets when after logout.

    Definately going to use the Wordpad shortcut so thank you.
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  4.    08 Feb 2016 #4

    Be Quiet Arnold said: View Post
    I'm pretty sure the Notepad one resets when after logout.
    It shouldn't. I saved a document as Windings font, rebooted, opened a new notepad and it defaulted to same font.

    If it doesn't work let us know and we can write a little script to set the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Notepad lfFaceName every logon but it will be better if it is not necessary.
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  5.    08 Feb 2016 #5

    I created a Notepad file with one word and the font I like and then Save As.... Temp.txt (call it whatever you like)
    Once the Temp file is saved you can delete all the text and then Save so next time you open to a blank sheet
    I created a shortcut to that Temp file and launch it instead of launching the Notepad software directly
    When you have finished typing in the Temp file simply Save As.... whatever title you like so your Temp file will remain unchanged
    Using this method you will always have the font you like when you launch the Temp file
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