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Microsoft Word 2007

Changing Word Default Selections

The following sections will help you change the default selections in Word 2007. 

return to topFont Settings

If you frequently change the font settings in Word, you may want to change the default setting.

  1. From the Home command tab, in the Font group, click FONTOpen Font Dialog Box button
    The Font dialog box appears.
    font dialog box

  2. Select the Font tab

  3. Make changes to the Font, Font style, Size, Font color, Underline style, Underline color, and Effects as necessary

  4. Click DEFAULT...
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  5. Click YES
    The default settings are changed.

return to topSave Location

The default save location identifies a specific location where Word files are saved. To change the default location, follow these steps.

  1. From the OFFICE BUTTONOffice Button, click WORD OPTIONSword options button
    The Word Options dialog box appears.
    applications settings dialog box

  2. From the Categories list, select Save

  3. In the Save documents section, next to the Default file location text box, click BROWSE...
    The Modify Location dialog box appears.
    modify location dialog box

  4. Using the Look in pull-down list, navigate to the desired save location

  5. Click OK

  6. To return to your document, in the Word Options dialog box, click OK

return to topUser Information

Word provides a default author name and initials for documents created within the program. To change the default name and initials, follow these steps.

  1. From the OFFICE BUTTONOffice Button, click WORD OPTIONSword options button
    The Word Options dialog box appears.
    Appliaction Settings dialog box

  2. From the Categories list, select Popular

  3. Under Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office, in the User Name text box, type the appropriate information

  4. In the Initials text box, type the appropriate information

  5. Click OK

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