Ever created a new document in InDesign and your default typeface is Minion! or Times or some other rando font you will most likely change immediately? Feels like we can cut out a step here. Did a little digging, here’s how to change the default font in InDesign.
1. Run InDesign, but don’t open a document.
2. With no document open, select the Type tool and use the fields in the Control panel to choose the font, size and any other attributes that you want for the defaults.
3. Quit InDesign.
Now, the font that you chose in step two will be the default for all new documents that you create.
PLEASE NOTE: Doing it with a document open will change the default in that doc. Doing it without a doc open will change it in new documents. Documents that have been previously created will retain their defaults until you change them in each document.