Default font

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How can I set the default font (type face and size) for an Excel workbook?


I am trying to use Arial 10 but whenever I use Control X to cut before pasting, the cell I cut from reverts to a default font of Times New Roman 12.  I'd like to set the workbook to always use Arial 10.

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ActiveX Controls: Using Fonts


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best response confirmed by NikolinoDE (Respected Contributor)


Modify the Normal style to use the font settings you prefer.


You can specify the default font for new workbooks in File > Options > General:


Thank you