How to Change Font in Notepad app in Windows 11

This article describes how to change the Font in the Notepad app in Windows 11.

Notepad is a generic text editor that one can use to create, open and edit plaintext files. However, if you want to open or edit files containing special formatting, you will want to use WordPad instead.

Notepad offers fewer features than Microsoft WordPad. For example, unlike Notepad, WordPad can open and save text files (.txt), rich text files (.rtf), Word documents (.docx), and OpenDocument text files (.odt).

Notepad will let you directly change the font family, style, and size from the app. If the default font family and size make it difficult to read, the steps below show you how to change them.

Change the Notepad font in the app

As mentioned above, the Notepad app lets you change the font family size and other features. If the current Font isn’t displaying correctly, you can change it.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Notepad app.

When the app opens, click the Settings (gear) button at the top right. Another way to change the Font is to click Edit on the menu and select Font.

On the Settings pane, select the Font tile to expand it. Then change the Font Family, Style, or Size using the dropdown option highlighted below.

When you change the font settings, you will see a live preview of the changes at the bottom of the page. When you are done, exit the Settings pane.

That should do it!


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