How To Change Default Font In Google Sheets

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to change default font in Google Sheets.

If there’s a particular font you want to use in Google Sheets, it can be frustrating that the spreadsheet keeps defaulting back to the standard default font, Arial. While you can manually change the font for all existing tabs and every new tab you add, there’s a better way. Read on to learn how to use Google Sheets themes to quickly and easily change the default font for the entire spreadsheet.

Change Theme Default Font

Google Sheets comes with several premade themes for you to choose from to give your spreadsheet different looks. Each theme includes a set of colors that look good together, and a default font. In addition to using a premade theme, you can also create your own if you want to use a different font.

Follow these steps to change the theme:

Step 1

Open the Format menu and click on Theme

Step 2

In the Theme sidebar, click on the Customize button to customize the currently selected theme

Step 3

Click on the Font dropdown and select the font you want to assign as the default font, then click Done to save the change

Step 4

The spreadsheet’s default font will update. Any text that was formatted with the default font will change to the new font, and all new tabs added to the spreadsheet will have the new default font applied to all cells automatically


Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to change default font in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.