How To Change Default Font & Font Size on Google Sheets

If you’re not a fan of the default font or font size on Google Sheets, you can change it! In this quick guide, we’ll show you how.

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Most of us spend a good chunk of our day working in Google Sheets. And whether we realize it or not, the font we use can have an impact on our productivity.

The default font in Google Sheets is Arial, and it’s fine for most purposes. But if you find yourself using the same spreadsheet day in and day out, you might want to consider changing the default font to something that’s a little more comfortable for your eyes.

Why do you need to change the default font and font size on Google Sheets?

Here are a few reasons why you need to change the default font and font size on Google Sheets:

  1. To make your documents more readable
  2. To stand out from the rest
  3. To better match your branding
  4. To make a more professional looking document
  5. To improve the overall aesthetic of your document

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How to change the default font on Google Sheets

On PC/Web:

  1. First, open the spreadsheet you want to change the default font for. Select Format > Themes.
  2. You will the sidebar called “Themes”. Select the Standard, which is the default Google Sheets theme, and select Customize.
  3. Select the default font you desire. Along with changing the default font, you can also change the default text color, hyperlink color, and more.
  4. Select Done to save the desired default font.
  5. Now, every time you create a Google Sheets spreadsheet, you’ll use the new default font you have chosen.

How to set a font size for all cells on Google Sheets

On PC/Web:

  1. Open the spreadsheet you want to change the font size. Select all cells by pressing CTRL+A.
  2. Select Format > Font size.
  3. Select which font size you would like to use for all cells for the current spreadsheet.

Can I change the default font size on Google Sheets?

You can’t as there’s no feature to change the default font size. However, you can always set a font size for all cells for the current spreadsheet by going to Format > Font size > select font size.

Can I change the default font on Google Sheets on Android/iPhone?

You can’t because there’s currently no feature that lets you switch the default font and font size. However, you can set a default font on Google Sheets on a PC or browser, save the spreadsheet, then open the spreadsheet to continue to work on Android and iPhone with a customized font.


For a lot of users, the default font on Google Sheets can be quite drab and difficult to work with. Thankfully, this blog post provides a step-by-step guide on how to change the default font and font size on Google Sheets, making your work life that much easier. No more struggling with the default settings – now you can customize your workspace to better suit your needs.

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