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Today’s tip: Reset Default Font
Category: MS Office, Google Apps, Classroom Management, Writing
A: Type a couple of paragraphs in any document. Highlight what you typed and right click; select font. Change the font to what you prefer. In my case, it’s TNR 12
Then, in Word: Click the Default button on the lower left to approve that this is how you’d like future documents formatted. See how-to video here.
In Google Apps: Go to Styles drop-down menu>Options>Save current.
That’s it. The next time you open an MS Word or Google Docs document, it will have this revised formatting.
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.