One of the best things about Microsoft Office is the ability to customize applications to work the way you want. For example, the default font in Word and Excel 2010 is Calibri, 11 point. If you prefer to use a different font and don't want to have to change it for every new document you create, you can change the default font to whatever you want. What's great is that you can change the default setting for just about anything in Office, such as customizing tabs and buttons on the Ribbon, adding commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, changing AutoCorrect options and even changing the application color scheme.
Save yourself time! Be more efficient! Use your software the way you like it.
Many dialog boxes have a Set As Default button that you can click to change default settings (e.g. page layout, font, paragraph).
Each application has its own Options menu that you should go through and tweak the settings the way you like them. In Office 2010, the Options menu can be found under the File tab:
- Check out the Options menu in Word and Excel
- Please leave a comment on the blog letting us know what changes you've made to customize your software!