# Simplest way to typeset entire document in sans serif (Helvetica)

How do I typeset an entire document in Helvetica/sans serif without littering the document with font changes for every heading/paragraph, etc.? Like this but with the paragraphs all in Helvetica.

For example, I've seen documents typeset in Computer Modern and then switched to Palatino, but can I do the same with Helvetica with a few commands at the beginning?

(And please don't tell me to use a serif font for body copy / paragraphs. I know. I'm trying to use latex to typeset my resume to look like the one I've created in a word processor, which is hard to maintain but looks good. I'm hoping latex will let me do more advanced formatting/layout, separating content from form.)

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`\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}` will switch to using sans-serif for everything except mathematics. The sans-serif will be computer modern sans unless you also put `\usepackage{helvet}` in the preamble in order to make the default sans be Helvetica (or `\usepackage{avant}` for Avant-Garde, etc.
@Lev, Is there a package that does this automatically?, that is, without the ugly `\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}` code. (Nothing against it, but this is the kind of code makes me embarrassed to explain to newcomers) –  alfC Mar 22 '13 at 20:50
The command `\usepackage{helvet}` does not provide Helvetica font, but an Helvetica clone called Nimbus Sans L. –  user34087 Jul 24 '13 at 8:09