Google Docs generally uses a specific font and line spacing by default. In this guide, we will show you how to change Google Docs Default Format settings. so you do not have to manually swap out those elements for something better with each new document.

For example, when we create a new document in Google Docs, by default the font is set to Arial, the size is set at 11, and the line spacing is set to 1.15. However, to use a 10-point Calibri font with double-spacing each time we have to create a document.

To make the change, we must create a few sentences or alter current ones to match the settings for which we want. After that, we can easily save that specific style as the default.

How to Change Google Docs Default Format Settings:

1. Adjust Font and Line Spacing

Firstly open Google Docs, either open a document or create a new one. Then write a few sentences using the font and line spacing you want. Simply highlight the sentences by clicking once at the beginning or end of the text and holding down the mouse until you select all of the text with the new formatting.

With the text highlighted, now tap on the “Format” tab located on the toolbar. After that, choose “Paragraph Styles” in the drop-down menu (1) followed by the “Normal Text” option (2).

Now select the “Update ‘Normal Text’ to Match” option (3) in the final rollout menu.

Then tap on the “Format” option again followed by “Paragraph Styles.” This time select “Options” at the bottom of a second menu (2). After that, tap on the “Save As My Default Styles” option on the final rollout menu (3).

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2. Adjust the Default Heading

Begin by opening a Google Docs document or create a new one and write a heading using the font and size you want. Simply highlight the heading by clicking once at the beginning or end and holding down the mouse until you select all of the text.

With the text highlighted done now tap on the “Format” tab located on the toolbar. After that, select “Paragraph Styles” in the drop-down menu (1) followed by one of eight options spanning “Title” to “Heading 6” (2). For this example, we select “Title.”

Now select “Update [Your Specific Choice] to Match” in the final rollout menu (3).

Then tap on the “Format” option again followed by “Paragraph Styles.” This time select “Options” at the bottom of a second menu (2). After that, tap on the “Save As My Default Styles” option on the final rollout menu (3).

After doing this the next time you create a new Google Docs document, it will automatically default to the new styles.