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How to change the default font

in Pages for Mac and iOS


It’s easy enough to figure out how to change a font while writing.
But making that change permanent? That’s a different story.

T
he default font for body text in Open another document, though, and
Apple’s Pages word processing you’ll be back to Helvetica. If you always
app is 11-point Helvetica Neue, want a Pages document with your font of
but you can easily change it to choice ready to go, you’ll have to make a
something more interesting through the couple of changes that aren’t very
Format panel that’s usually visible to the obvious. Here’s how to make them on
right of your document. both your Mac and your iPhone.
HOW TO CHANGE THE
DEFAULT FONT FOR
PAGES ON MAC
First, open your Pages app.
After that:
1 . Click Pages on the menu bar.
2. Select Preferences. (You
can jump immediately to this step
by pressing Command-comma.)
3. The General tab will pop
up. Not far from the top, you’ll
see a box for Default Font that
should be unchecked. Click on
the box. This also works with fonts you download from other sites.
4. Another menu will pop up
with options for the Font Name and Font 1 . Press the three dots for more options
Size. Select your preferred font and font in the upper right-hand corner of the
size and then press OK. document.
5. You should now see your preferred 2. Scroll down and press Settings.
default font listed under the (now) checked 3. Press Font For New Documents.
box. 4. Switch on the toggle beside Set
6. Press X in the upper left-hand corner Font And Size.
to exit Preferences. 5. Set your preferred font and size.
The next time you open a new document Here, too, the default is 11-point Helvetica
in Pages, this font will be the default. Neue.
6. Press Done in the upper right-hand
HOW TO SET THE DEFAULT corner.
FONT IN PAGES FOR iOS Note: If you composed a document
The Pages apps for Mac and iOS may both with a non-system font on macOS, the font
sync through iCloud, but unfortunately will show up as Helvetica when you open
they don’t share preferences like this one. the same document in iOS.
So on your iPhone, you’ll have to go If a document has such unsupported
through similar steps once you have a new fonts, you’ll see an alert that says, “This
document open: document has missing fonts.” You don’t
Unfortunately, iOS doesn’t allow you to have as much fun with non-standard fonts.

have to do anything, and it will go away follow this step, the document will be in
after a few seconds. If you don’t tweak any Helvetica now if you open it again on your
of the font settings (even after making Mac.
edits), the document will still be in the I’d only do this if something is really
same font when you go back to your Mac. off about the appearance of a document
If you would like to normalize the font and you need to send it to someone
on iOS, though, press the Show prompt from your iPhone before you can get
that appears next to the alert. back to your Mac. ■
It’ll then tell you which font is
missing. In this new menu, you’ll
see a prompt to Resolve Font
Warnings. Press it, and a new
window will pop up that tells
you that “Resolving font
warnings will permanently
replace all missing fonts in this
document with Helvetica.”
Press Resolve and the deed Pro tip: Resolve is in red because it’s not necessarily a
will be done. To be clear, if you good idea in this case.