Uh oh! My correspondent wrote to me and said my shortcut to change the default font didn't work for him. I tested it successfully on three computers! I've used the same shortcut for years.
Microsoft has another way to change the default font...OK, it's the official way to do it. Click here to go to the Microsoft Support site to see the instructions for Word 2003, 2007, and 2010.
I still like my way better...kick, moan, grip!