Changing Google Docs' Default Styles

It's easy to change the default text styles, like fonts and spacing, in Google Docs

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  1. Open a Google Docs file

    It can be any file, but I recommend a blank file.

  2. Put some text in, such as lorem ipsum, and style it

    For example, select the text and change the font to Nunito Sans.

    Side note: I hate Arial. It's very ugly. I also dislike serif fonts.

    Text Styled Text

  3. Select your newly-formatted text, and apply it

    1. Click where it says "Normal text" next to the font name in the toolbar
    2. Hover over where the arrow is next to "Normal text" in the dropdown that opens
    3. Click "Update 'Normal text' to match"
    4. Repeat for each text element you want styled differently
      • For example, I styled my normal text, title, and headings with Nunito Sans
    Update 'Normal text' to match
    Update 'Normal text' to match
  4. After making all the styling changes you want, open the dropdown, and hover over "Options", then click "Save as my default styles"

Save as my default styles
Save as my default styles

Now, if you are ever in a document that does not yet have your default styles, simply open the dropdown in that document, hover over "Options", and click "Use my default styles".

Use my default styles
Use my default styles

Thanks for reading!