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Mac Works: How to Change the Font in the Database or Spreadsheet

PSS ID Number: Q39572 Article last modified on 10-22-1998

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Works for the Macintosh, versions 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0


In Microsoft Works version 2.0, the default font in the Database and Spreadsheet modules is Geneva 9 point. To change the font of the Database or Spreadsheet modules, choose the desired font and font size from the Format menu. This will change the font for the entire document.

To create a template file with a default font of choice, do the following:

  1. Open a new Spreadsheet or Database document.
  2. Click the cursor in any cell or field.
  3. From the Format menu, choose the font and font size.
  4. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  5. Select the Stationery option.
  6. Name the document and click the Save button.

The stationery document will open as Untitled with the font that was previously set.


The fonts available will depend on what fonts are installed in the System File on the start-up disk. When fonts are changed in the Database or Spreadsheet, all records and field names will change to the specified font. It is not possible to apply different fonts to different records or fields.

In Works versions 1.0 and 1.1, it is not possible to change the font of a Database or Spreadsheet document. The default font is Geneva 9 point.

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