How to change the default font in Pages on Mac

How to set default font style size Pages Mac

If you use Pages as your preferred app on Mac for working with documents, then it’s likely you have a favorite font that you adjust with every new document. Thankfully, Pages version 8.2 for Mac brought the option to set the default font.

No longer do you have to change the font style and size every time you create a new document. You can now set the default font in Pages on your Mac easily, here’s how.

Set the default font style and size in Pages

Open Pages on your Mac and then follow these simple steps.

1) Click Pages > Preferences from the menu bar.

2) Select the General tab.

3) Check the box for Set font and size for new documents.

Set font and size for new documents Pages Mac

4) Choose the font you want to use in the drop-down box and then pick the size directly below that.

5) Click OK.

Change default font style size Pages Mac

If you want to change either the style or size again later, just head back to the Pages Preferences and click the Change button for the default font.

Change font style size Pages Mac

Remember, this font will apply to new Blank documents and Basic templates in Pages. The body and paragraphs styles will change to match.

Do more in Pages

For additional how-tos for the Pages app, check out these tutorials.

Wrapping it up

If you use Pages on your Mac regularly, changes like this can make a big difference. You don’t have to plan on adjusting the font with every new document you create and can simply get right to work.

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