I added a content editor webpart in my sharepoint page. By default it is using 'Verdan' font type. How would I change it to 'Arial' ?

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Actual class name to overwrite is ms-WPBody


The default font settings for the body of a content editor web part are controlled by the


style in the corev4.css file. To change it you will need to override that style with your own CSS

  • I tried same like you sugested, but did not get the result. in my custom CSS. in CSS I added .ms-rte-wpbox{ font-family: Arial; Font Size: 10px} in designer i added as <SharePoint:CssRegistration Name="CSS Path" After="corev4.css" runat="server"></SharePoint:CssRegistration> ... but still not getting the result.. anything I missed
    – Srikanth
    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:42
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    @ Deep Nair - the class name you suggested was a WRONG ONE and ate a lot of my time.
    – Srikanth
    Mar 29, 2012 at 13:12
  • I apologize for the delay in response. The ms-WPBody would apply styling for any web part in the site. But the class .ms-rte-wpbox should be good enough to change the font style for only rich text boxes.
    – Deepu Nair
    Mar 30, 2012 at 16:08

Changing the Default Text Style in the Content Editor

This will change the default font size in the wiki editor on a publishing site.

.ms-wikicontent, .ms-wikicontent p, 
.ms-rtestate-field, .ms-rtestate-field p,
.ms-rte-layoutszone-inner-editable, .ms-rte-layoutszone-inner-editable p, 
.ms-rtestate-write, .ms-rtestate-write p{
    font-size: 10pt;
    font-family: Verdana,Geneva,sans-serif;
    color: gray;

And if you want to change the default style for hyperlinks:

.ms-wikicontent a, 
.ms-rtestate-field a,
.ms-rtestate-write a,
.ms-rte-layoutszone-inner-editable a{
    text-decoration: none;
.ms-wikicontent a:hover, 
.ms-rtestate-write a:hover,
.ms-rtestate-field a:hover,
.ms-rte-layoutszone-inner-editable a:hover{
    text-decoration: none;

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