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How to change the default font in Google Slides

Don’t like the default font that Google Slide uses for your favorite theme? You can change the default font by updating the font style in the master slide. We’ll show you how.

How to set a new default font in Google Slides.

To get started, launch the browser of your choice and open the Google Slides presentation. Once you have opened the presentation, click “Slide” in the header menu.

Click on the slide.

Next, click “Edit Theme” at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Click Edit Theme.

The theme editor will open. In the left hand pane of the theme editor, click on the slide to select it under the “Themes” section. This slide is called a master slide. Any edits made to this slide will appear in each slide of the theme.

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When selected, the border of the slide turns blue and all the borders of the slide turn yellow.

Click on the master slide.

Now select the title text at the top of the slide. Normally, you have to click and drag your cursor to select the text, but in the master slide, all you have to do is click on it to select it. When selected, the text is highlighted in blue.

Highlight the title text.

Now change the font of the selected text by clicking the down arrow under the font name in the header menu, and then selecting a new font from the drop-down menu. In this example, we will use “Caliber”.

Select your font from the menu.

Now do the same for each level of text below the title text. Press Ctrl + A to quickly select all the text on the slide. Once the text is selected, change the font to the type of your choice.

Next, click on any slide in the left hand navigation pane. The changes you made to the master slide will appear automatically.

Click on a slide in the navigation pane.

Click on any text box in your presentation to confirm everything as it should be. The font style should be the same as the one you set in the master slide. In our case, our text is now caliber.

The font style has changed.

Even if you create a new presentation, the font style will remain the same as long as you are using the same theme as you set it.

Changing the default font is not limited to Google Slides. Although the actual steps to change the default font are slightly different, you can do the same for Google Docs. Or, if you prefer to use PowerPoint on Google Slides, you can change the default font there.

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