How to change the default font and text size in Microsoft Excel for Mac

If you want to change the default font type or the size of the text for the Microsoft Excel App while using it on the Mac, follow the below steps,

  • Step 1: Open Excel (be on the application)
  • Step 2: Now on the Menu go to Excel -> Preferences...
    Excel Preferences on Mac
  • Step 3: Click on General
    General Excel Preferences on Mac
  • Step 4: Under Settings, you will see "Default font" - you can change the font by selecting the options from the drop-down
  • Step 5: Also, you can change the font size by either adding a custom font size or choosing one from the "Font Size" drop-down.
Excel Change Default Font and Font Size

Note: Once you do changes to the font, you will see an alert message.


Please close and restart Microsoft Excel so that the font changes can take effect.

Excel Alert after changing font size on Mac

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