For a Document (Word-like) in Google Docs, I want to be able to change the font size, family and spacings for the built-in in styles. How can I do that?


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This can be done in new Google Docs (Drive) as well.

  1. Do the necessary styling in a part of the document.
  2. Place your mouse pointer over this location.
  3. Click on the style selector and select the style you want to change the defaults of.
  4. Click on update option to change the defaults.

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As @Gokul N K said, you update the normal styles to become the default styles for that document. However, if you would like to change the default styles for every new document:

  1. Update the styles that you want for every new document on a new document.
  2. Click on the styles button > options > Save as my default styles Edit default styles

Or go to Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Save as my default styles Edit default styles 3. Open a new document and see the styles have changed!

Source: "Set and change a default style" from support.google.com/docs/answer/116338

  • I don't thiknk a global override is what people usually want...
    – Pacerier
    Dec 2, 2017 at 7:23

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