Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Setting Web Fonts.

Setting Web Fonts

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 5, 2015)

Microsoft provides ways for you to have your Excel data available on the Web. You do this by saving your worksheet data in a Web-page format. You can specify which fonts you want Excel to use when it creates Web pages from the information in a workbook. You can set the default fonts that Excel uses by following these steps:

  1. Display the Excel Options dialog box. (In Excel 2007 click the Office button and then click Excel Options. In Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.)
  2. At the left side of the dialog box click Advanced.
  3. Scroll through the available options until you see the General section. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Advanced options of the Excel Options dialog box.

  5. Click on the Web Options button. Excel displays the Web Options dialog box.
  6. Make sure the Fonts tab is selected. (See Figure 2.)
  7. Figure 2. The Fonts tab of the Web Options dialog box.

  8. Using the Proportional Font drop-down list, select the font you want used as a default for your Web pages.
  9. Using the Fixed-width Font drop-down list, select the font you want used when displaying monospace information on your Web pages.
  10. Using the Size controls, specify the respective default sizes for the fonts.
  11. Click on OK to close the Web Options dialog box.
  12. Click on OK to close the Excel Options dialog box.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6229) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Setting Web Fonts.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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