You can change the default settings for new documents by making changes to the
Normal templateA template that you can use for any kind of document. When you start Word
or click New Blank Document , Word
creates a new document that is based on the Normal template. You can modify this template to change its formatting or content.
upon which new documents are based. You can modify the Normal template to change its default formatting or content so that any new document that you create will use the new settings.
If you mistakenly modify the Normal template, you can easily restore the default behavior by deleting, renaming, or moving it. The Normal template is automatically recreated the next time that you open Word. However, the same cannot be said for other templates. You should always create a copy of any other template before you change it.
Do any of the following:
Change the default font
Change the default character spacing
Change the default margins
Change the default layout
Change other default settings in the Normal template