How to change the default formatting of Google Docs

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Google Docs, Google’s cloud-based word processor, features various automatic proofreading tools. At the end of 2019 Docs installed an automatic function for auto-correction and completion of texts that suggests ways to complete a sentence and corrects possible mistakes when typing.

Google Docs has a default formatting that includes an Arial font at size 11 and 1.5 point line spacing

Just this April, it began to include suggestions related to grammar and various writing errors with the aim of improving the quality of writing in documents. Despite all these advances, when one enters the Google Docs has a default formatting which may not be to your liking. In general, it includes an Arial font at size 11 and 1.5 point line spacing.

If you don’t like this default formatting, there is a way to change it so that you don’t see Google Docs always the same every time you log in. Here we explain step by step how to change this default formatting in your word processor.

-Type something in the format you want: Open Google Docs, create a document and type a few words. It can be a sentence, a paragraph or a simple word. Then set the font you want, the font size and line spacing you like.

-“Format: Select all the text you have typed and then click on the “Format” option, which you will see at the top of the screen.

-“Paragraph Style”: Clicking on the “Format” option displays a tab with several boxes. Click on the one that says “Paragraph style”, then on “Normal text” and finally on “Change normal text in the whole document”.

-Back: Now, once the options tab has been folded out, you must click again on “Format and then on “Paragraph Style”. But now, instead of going to “Normal text”, you must click on “Options”, at the bottom of the tab.

-“Save as my default styles”: From the “Options” tab you will see an option to “Save as my default styles”. Click on it and you will now have a new default formatting in your Google Docs files.

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